Klapheke faces three counts of injury to a child after her children were found malnourished and living in filth at Dyess Air Force Base in 2012 while her husband was deployed.
Her 22-month-old died as a result.
Victor Sotelo was in the courtroom Friday morning, and he reports the pre-trial lasted about 25 minutes.
Klapheke was escorted into the room cuffed and dressed in a green female inmate jumpsuit.
According to our crew on the scene, she did not speak during the hearing, but silently rocked back and forth for its entirety.
Klapheke’s defense team and the prosecution went through several minor details at the hearing that needed to be covered before the trial is set to begin on January 27.
Klapheke’s defense team consists of local attorney John Young who showed up in person, and George Parnham, the lawyer hired by Klapheke’s adoptive mother, who participated by a speaker phone that sat on the judge’s bench.
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