Hearing Wednesday
10:14 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Child abuse trial to begin this week

One of two Hunt County residents indicted for child abuse in 2011 will be going to trial this week.



A pretrial hearing is set Wednesday in the 196th District Court for Trevor Scott Copeland of Quinlan. Copeland has pleaded not guilty.

The second defendant charged in the case, Erin Elizabeth Saari of West Tawakoni, has also pleaded not guilty, but does not currently have a trial date set in the case..

Saari, 23, and Copeland, 24, each received one indictment from the Hunt County grand jury for injury to a child by an act.

Saari and Copeland were arrested on Dec. 14 and remain in custody at the Hunt County Jail. Saari and Copeland were charged in what authorities claimed was an assault on Saari’s 2-year-old daughter.