Woman accused of locking child in basement pleads not guilty
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -
The Quincy woman accused of locking her 5-year-old son in their home's basement pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon, according to court records.
Tricia Franklin, 26, is charged with unlawful restraint and is scheduled for jury trial Sept. 8. Franklin was found fit for trial after previously undergoing a mental exam.
Authorities responded to 2023 Broadway on April 20 after neighbors said they heard a child yelling from a basement window. Officers found the child home alone and locked in the basement. The child was handed over to the Department of Children and Family Services.
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