|Woman found competent for trial in death of infant|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:16|
A Bowling Green mother, charged with endangering children in the death of her 3-month-old baby, has been found competent to stand trial.
Rebecca Steinmiller, 26, of Brim Road was found competent to stand trial this week in the death of her 3-month-old son, Carter Steinmiller. He died May 5, following a 9-1-1 call to the home where he was found unresponsive and taken to Wood County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His death was ruled a homicide by the Wood County Coroner's Office. The report indicated the infant had died of "abusive head trauma."
Common Pleas Judge Robert Pollex ruled Steinmiller competent to stand trial following a report from the Court Diagnostic and Treatment Center, according to a court document.
She is scheduled for a pretrial conference on March 12. The endangering children charge is a third-degree felony.
The baby's father, Brian Steinmiller, 31, is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and four counts of endangering children in his son's death. He is scheduled for a Feb. 21 pretrial conference.
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