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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.

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