Child assault case headed to trial
MOORHEAD - A 25-year-old mother charged with assaulting her 2-year-old daughter has passed on a plea deal and is heading instead for trial.
Nicole Amber Rheault appeared Wednesday in Clay County District Court with her attorney, Mara Rausch, who told Judge Lisa Borgen the case was going to trial.
The appearance had been scheduled as a plea hearing. A prosecutor said earlier that Rheault was looking to plead guilty to one of three charges pending against her.
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