TX - Babysitter Adrian Vetter charged with beating infant's head against wall and crib, died, Wichita Falls, June 11, 2023

New case #

DC78-CR2023-1025 | State of Texas vs. Adrian Nichole Vetter

Case Number: DC78-CR2023-1025 Court 78th District Court Judicial Officer Kennedy, Meredith
File Date 08/29/2023 Case Type Felony Case Status Filed

Charges
Vetter, Adrian Nichole
Description Statute Level Date
1 MURDER 19.02(c) First Degree Felony 06/05/2023
Events and Hearings
08/29/2023 Indictment

08/29/2023 Precept
Precept to Serve Indictment

08/29/2023 Affidavit
Affidavit

08/29/2023 State Ready
Felony State's Announce Ready

08/29/2023 Arraignment Letter
Arraignment Notice

08/30/2023 Preliminary Pretrial Motions
ADRIAN VETTER PTM.pdf

08/30/2023 Waiver of Arraignment
ADRIAN VETTER WAIVER.pdf

08/30/2023 Request for Compliance with Article 39.14 of the TCCRP
ADRIAN VETTER 39.14.pdf

09/01/2023 Arraignment Hearing
Arraignment Notice
Judicial Officer: McKnight, Jeff
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM
Cancel Reason: Other

09/11/2023 Plea Negotiation Deadline
PND - Plea Negotiation Deadline
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith

10/20/2023 Plea Negotiation Deadline
PND - Plea Negotiation Deadline
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM

link: Wichita County Odyssey Portal
A big Thank You, Niner!
 
I'm no doctor, but I cannot see how this poor little boy will improve -- hoping I am wrong -- but we've seen this this type thing before <sigh>.

He passed away

I was just going to say that... from my notes:

died on June 23, 2023. *Adrian Nichole Vetter (22) arrested & charged (6/9/23) with 1st degree felony injury child. [these charges were dismissed on 6/26/23]. *Re-charged (6/5/23), indicted (8/29/23), charged (8/29/23) with 1st degree felony murder.
And a plea negotiation hearing coming up on 10/20/23.
 
Friday, October 20th:
*Plea Negotiation Deadline Hearing (@ 8:30am CT) - TX – Sean “SJ” Kristopher Mitchell (11 mos.) brutally abused with brain bleeds & other injuries June 5, 2023 in Wichita Falls; died on June 23, 2023. *Adrian Nichole Vetter (22) arrested & charged (6/9/23) with 1st degree felony injury child. [these charges were dismissed on 6/26/23]. *Re-charged (6/5/23), indicted (8/29/23), charged (8/29/23) with 1st degree felony murder. Bond $1M.
10-month-old boy was taken to United Regional Hospital, where staff discovered he had two brain bleeds. They rushed him over to Cook Children’s Medical Center in the city of Fort Worth. An emergency room doctor told investigators the child’s head injuries indicated shaken baby syndrome. Vetter, who had been watching the child, claimed he had a seizure & fell backward that Monday, 6/8/23 striking his head on the wooden vinyl flooring, authorities claim. But Dr. Elizabeth Peeler, a child abuse pediatrician specializing forensic pediatrics, said the boy, who was in critical condition, was having seizures from severe head trauma. She said the injuries were from physical abuse. The physical damage included spinal injuries & severe brain trauma, police said. Peeler said she did not know if the baby would survive, but she noted his prognosis was very poor, according to cops. The doctor called the abuse a “near fatality event.”
6/5/23: Bond set at $1 million. Certificate of Magistrate's warning probable cause determination & Order setting bond. 6/23/23 Update: The little boy who suffered severe brain trauma more than two weeks ago has died. According to family members, Sean “SJ” Mitchell died on Friday, June 23, 2023. As of the publication of this story, Vetter remains behind bars on a $1 million bond. It is unclear at this time if the injury to a child charge will be enhanced, or if any additional charges will be filed against her.
6/26/23 Update: A woman charged with injury to a child for allegedly causing multiple traumatic brain injuries in a 10-month-old boy who was under her care now faces a murder charge following the child’s death. According to the Wichita County Jail roster, Vetter has a charge of murder on her record as of Monday, June 26, 2023. Her bond on this charge is not yet set, but it is currently recommended at $1 million. Previous charges have been dismissed. New case # PF-02294-23 & charged with 1st degree felony murder.
8/29/23 Update: New case #DC78-CR-2023-1025. Indictment on 1st degree felony murder. Precept to serve indictment. Affidavit. Felony State announce ready. Arraignment notice of hearing on 9/1/23. 8/30/23: Preliminary pretrial motions. Waiver of arraignment. Request for compliance with Article 39.14 of the TCCRP. Arraignment hearing was cancelled. Next Plea negotiation deadline on 10/20/23 @ 8:30am with Judge Meredith Kennedy presiding.
 
Events & Hearings:
10/20/2023 Plea Negotiation Deadline
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM
Cancel Reason: Other

10/23/2023 Request for Compliance with Article 39.14 of the TCCRP
vetter 3914.pdf

10/23/2023 State's Certificate of Plea Offer [Criminal DA John R. Gillespie declined to extend a plea bargain offer to Vetter.]


link: Wichita County Odyssey Portal
 
Friday, December 1st:
*Pretrial Conference Hearing (@ 8:30am CT) - TX – Sean “SJ” Kristopher Mitchell (11 mos.) brutally abused with brain bleeds & other injuries June 5, 2023 in Wichita Falls; died on June 23, 2023. *Adrian Nichole Vetter (22) arrested & charged (6/9/23) with 1st degree felony injury child. [these charges were dismissed on 6/26/23]. *Re-charged (6/5/23), indicted (8/29/23), charged (8/29/23) with 1st degree felony murder. Bond $1M.
Judge Meredith Kennedy. Defense attorney David Bost, public defender.
Case & Court info from 6/23/23 to 8/29/23 reference post #45 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...died-wichita-falls-june-11-2023.681021/page-3

8/30/23: Preliminary pretrial motions. Waiver of arraignment. Request for compliance with Article 39.14 of the TCCRP. Arraignment hearing was cancelled. Next Plea negotiation deadline on 10/20/23 @ 8:30am with Judge Meredith Kennedy presiding.
10/20/23 Update: If a plea is reached, the plea will be scheduled for the next available criminal docket. It will be the responsibility of the State & Defendant to have all paperwork for a plea hearing signed, notarized & fingerprinted & delivered to the Court, no later than 12pm the day before the plea hearing. No hearing will be held unless the plea paperwork is complete & fully executed at the time of the plea hearing. If no plea is reached, the case will be reset or place on the trial docket, at the discretion of the Court signed by presiding Judge Meredith L. Kennedy.
10/23/23 Update: The State's initial 39.14 Disclosure, initial expert witness list, initial Notice of Intent to introduce extraneous offenses and/or bad acts & notice of statements. State's Certificate of No Plea Offer. Criminal DA John R. Gillespie declined to extend a plea bargain offer to Vetter. 10/20/23 Update: Next pretrial conference on 12/1/23 @ 8:30am.
 
Looks like the hearing was reset - but no further dates listed.


Events & Hearings:
12/01/2023 Pre-Trial Conference
Original Type: Pre-Trial Conference
Order Setting Pretrial Conference
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM
Result: Reset

link: Wichita County Odyssey Portal
 
Events & Hearings:
12/01/2023 Pre-Trial Conference
Original Type: Pre-Trial Conference
Order Setting Pretrial Conference
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM
Result: Reset

01/12/2024 Pre-Trial Conference
Order Setting Pretrial Conference
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM

link: Wichita County Odyssey Portal
 
Friday, January 12th:
*Pretrial Conference Hearing (@ 8:30am CT) - TX – Sean “SJ” Kristopher Mitchell (11 mos.) brutally abused with brain bleeds & other injuries June 5, 2023 in Wichita Falls; died on June 23, 2023. *Adrian Nichole Vetter (22) arrested & charged (6/9/23) with 1st degree felony injury child. [these charges were dismissed on 6/26/23]. *Re-charged (6/5/23), indicted (8/29/23), charged (8/29/23) with 1st degree felony murder. Bond $1M.
Judge Meredith Kennedy. Defense attorney David Bost, public defender.
Case & Court info from 6/23/23 to 10/20/23 reference post #47 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...died-wichita-falls-june-11-2023.681021/page-3

10/23/23 Update: The State's initial 39.14 Disclosure, initial expert witness list, initial Notice of Intent to introduce extraneous offenses and/or bad acts & notice of statements. State's Certificate of No Plea Offer. Criminal DA John R. Gillespie declined to extend a plea bargain offer to Vetter. 10/20/23 Update: Next pretrial conference on 12/1/23 @ 8:30am.
12/1/23 Update: Judge Meredith Kennedy presiding. Order setting pretrial conference. Today's hearing was reset on 1/12/24 @ 8:30am.
 
Docket update:

Events & Hearings:
12/04/2023 Order Setting Pretrial Conference
Vetter 1025 - PTC.pdf

01/12/2024 Pre-Trial Conference
Original TypeL Pre-Trial Conference
Order Setting Pretrial Conference
Judicial Officer: McKnight, Jeff
Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
Result: Reset

03/22/2024 Pre-Trial Conference
Order Setting Pretrial Conference
Judicial Officer: Kennedy, Meredith
Hearing Time: 8:30 AM

link: Wichita County Odyssey Portal
 

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