Former Long Beach Police Officer Cassie Barker walks into the Hancock County Public Safety Complex with lawyers George Blair, left, and Donald Rafferty on Thursday, October 6, 2016. A warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of manslaughter involved in the death of her daughter, Cheyenne Hyer, 3. A grand jury upgraded the charge to second degree murder.
Former Long Beach Police Officer Cassie Barker walks into the Hancock County Public Safety Complex with lawyers George Blair, left, and Donald Rafferty on Thursday, October 6, 2016. A warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of manslaughter involved in the death of her daughter, Cheyenne Hyer, 3. A grand jury upgraded the charge to second degree murder. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com
Former Long Beach Police Officer Cassie Barker walks into the Hancock County Public Safety Complex with lawyers George Blair, left, and Donald Rafferty on Thursday, October 6, 2016. A warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of manslaughter involved in the death of her daughter, Cheyenne Hyer, 3. A grand jury upgraded the charge to second degree murder. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

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