KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A court appearance on Thursday resulted in more legal tie-ups for the aunt accused of locking a little girl in her room.
Michele Kraft wasn't in the courtroom for what was scheduled in the court system as a pre-trial conference. She will appear in court next week for a bond hearing.
Kraft was recently released from jail after posting a significantly smaller than intended bond -- $10,000 instead of $100,000. It was a courthouse mistake when a zero was dropped from her required bond. She turned herself back in shortly after the mistake was discovered.
Now attorneys say Kraft would like her bond legitimately reduced. After that, plans will move forward for Kraft's trial.
Her niece, known only by her initials of G. W., was found by police in July locked in her room and cleaning up her own urine. The 10-year-old weighed just 42 pounds.
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