Parents charged in the murder of their seven-week-old daughter both entered pleas of not guilty Friday morning. Jessica and Gary Nicely were originally charged with assault after their daughter Mia was brought to Kentucky Children’s Hospital with serious injuries. After the child’s death, the charge was upgraded to murder.
The baby’s twin sister was also taken to the hospital where she received treatment for injuries. Jessica Nicely will appear in court again on Tuesday for her preliminary hearing, and her husband Gary will appear on Friday. The judge has already stated that Gary’s case has been waived to the grand jury.