Appearing left to right are Ashley Ann Williamson, 24, the child's mother, charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of enabling child abuse by injury; and Juanchelle Lanyal Fitch, charged with accessory to first-degree murder…
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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The trial begins Monday for a man accused of killing a 15-month-old girl in Dewey.
Twenty-three-year-old Marcus Mitchell will stand trial for for the murder of Emma Warmberodt, who was found dead in a home last February.
Records filed at the Washington County Courthouse indicate the investigation began Feb. 24 when Dewey police and first responders were dispatched to a residence on the 300 block of Cherokee in Dewey due to a call reporting a unresponsive child.
Reportedly, they found Warmberodt dead with bruises to her head and chest as well as blood in her mouth and nose. They also found she may have been dead for some time as her body was already stiffening, said police.
Mitchell shared the home with a number of other people, including his wife, 24-year-old Ashley Mitchell, who was Warmberodt's mother, and 49-year-old Juanchelle Fitch.
Due back in court Feb. 6, Fitch is charged with accessory to murder.
Ashley Mitchell pleaded guilty to child neglect. She's due in court in April for sentencing.
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