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      Man accused in abuse of 7-week-old baby due in court

      Dustin T. Dye

      The man charged with assaulting a Hannibal infant is scheduled to appear in Marion County court for a pre-trial conference on Feb. 2.

      Dustin Dye is accused of hurting the 7-week-old baby known as Baby Nora in June.

      Dye is a former boyfriend of Baby Nora's mother.

      He has been charged with two counts of first degree assault, and if convicted, could face two life sentences in prison.

      Dye entered a not guilty plea on Aug. 18.

      Dye will appear in court again for jury trial on Feb. 23 at 8 a.m.