Update – Sasha Hinds was bound over to appear in District Court on April 15. She will not have an opportunity to enter a plea until at least that date and only after she has been appointed an attorney.
BILLINGS – A Sidney woman arrested Wednesday after her infant daughter was found dead in her home is scheduled to be arraigned in Sidney on Friday.
Sasha Marie Hinds, 30, is expected to be charged in connection with the death of her infant daughter, 2-month-old Kylie Ann Hinds, and the stabbing of 20-year-old Brendan James Sheehan.
Hinds was incarcerated in the Yellowstone County jail on a $1 million bond after her arrest in Sidney and hospitalization in Billings. She was transported back to Sidney where the case will be prosecuted.
Her first court appearance was scheduled for 10 a.m.
On March 16, around 8:30 a.m., officers with Sidney Police Department and the Richland County Sherrif’s Office responded to a welfare check at a Sidney apartment. Officers found Hinds and the unresponsive infant in the bathroom. The infant was immediately transported to Sidney Health Center, where hospital staff attempted but were unable to resuscitate the child.
Sheehan was found in a separate apartment building with a single stab wound to the abdomen. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Sheehan, who lived with Hinds, told investigators that he and Hinds had taken meth the night before and that Hinds had begun acting violently and erratically toward him and the baby, according to a Sidney Police Department press release.
A second child was present in the apartment and told investigators they saw Hinds behavior and ran to a neighbor to call for help.
Hinds was also taken to the hospital but was later transferred to a Billings hospital where she remained until she was incarcerated.
Investigators said the child died as the result of deep, penetrating wounds to the chest, the press release states.
Reporting by Niki Porter for MTN News