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.

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