Court date delayed for mom accused in twins' deaths 


The preliminary court appearance of Kimberly Steeley, the Decatur woman charged with manslaughter in the deaths of her twin infants, was moved back a week. 

Steeley was indicted by a grand jury last month on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony. She had been scheduled to appear Monday, June 3, in Otsego County Court, but her case was adjourned until Monday, June 10, when she will appear before Judge John Lambert. 

Liam and Bonde Steeley were less than 2 months old when they died 11 days apart, both of asphyxiation, both while sleeping with their mother in the East Worcester home she shared with her parents and boyfriend, the twins' father, according to Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl.

According to police reports, Bonde died June 5, 2018, and her brother died in the same manner June 16, 2018.

Steeley had been jailed on a $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond, which she posted after her arrest, according to multiple media reports. 

*headline changed at 9:32 a.m. June 4 to correct gender of the babies.

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