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Hearing continued for mother charged after child's death

A hearing scheduled Thursday for a Grand Forks mother charged in connection with keeping her 2-year-old girl's corpse in her home with two other children for two weeks was postponed until a mental health evaluation is completed.

A hearing scheduled Thursday for a Grand Forks mother charged in connection with keeping her 2-year-old girl's corpse in her home with two other children for two weeks was postponed until a mental health evaluation is completed.

Jody Weaver, 38, faces two felony charges of child neglect and two misdemeanor charges - failure to report a death and willful disturbance of a dead body - related to the death of her daughter, Destiny Weaver, over a year ago.

Weaver and her boyfriend, Clarence Smith, of rural Grygla, Minn., called authorities Feb. 12, 2006 from a gas station in St. Hilaire, Minn., to report having Destiny's corpse in a container in the trunk of a vehicle. Smith faces the same misdemeanor charges as Weaver - failure to report a death and willful disturbance of a dead body. Weaver was charged with child neglect because authorities say she exposed her then 3-year-old daughter and Destiny's twin brother, to the decomposing corpse.

No new hearing date was set today.

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