(MURPHY) – A southwest Idaho woman accused of burning her deceased two-year-old daughter’s body in a barrel has pleaded not guilty to destroying evidence. Veronica Herrera was arraigned Friday at the Owyhee County Courthouse. Herrera admitted to burning her daughter’s body after the child died of a head injury. She told police she feared she would lose custody of her other children if they found out the toddler had died. Prosecutors say additional charges are pending.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
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