Schurman Trial Slated for September

Schurman Trial Slated for September

Jennifer Schurman of Yankton appeared in court for a status hearing on Monday concerning the death of her infant daughter in February.

Schurman faces charges of 2nd-degree manslaughter, Abuse or Cruelty of a Minor, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and contempt, to which she pled not guilty in March.

During the hearing, Defense Attorney Douglas Papendick requested a bond reduction to a PR Bond, but that request was denied following concerns brought forth by South Dakota Assistant Attorney General Alexis Tracy. Schurman remains held on a $20,000 bond.

Papendick, who was recently appointed to the case, also requested to have the trial date pushed back so he could better acclimate himself to the case, which was approved.

A motion hearing for the case is now set for August 30th, with the trial currently slated for the week of September 16th.