Monica Hammers waits for her pretrial hearing in Judge Barry Steelman's courtroom Monday morning. Hammers trial is scheduled for April 2, 2013, where she will contest charges of attempting to smother her son Dakota with a pillow while he was at Erlanger hospital.
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published Monday, February 11th, 2013
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A 43-year-old mother who prosecutors say tried to smother her son in T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital faces a new trial on a lesser charge after a jury deadlocked on her case.