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Arkansas woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter in death of son found in Ouachita Mountains

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In this police booking photo provided by the Yell County Sheriff's Department in Danville, Ark., Brooke Sueann Floyd poses for a photo, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2014. Floyd, whose husband and son were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains, has been charged with felony manslaughter. (AP Photo/Yell County Sheriffs Department) (The Associated Press)

An Arkansas woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of her 10-month old son after the boy and her husband were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains after a four-day search.

Investigators have said Brooke Floyd, 21, of Greenwood, and her husband took the boy into a rugged part of the mountains near Blue Mountain Lake while having drug-induced hallucinations about being chased.

The Courier reports ( ) that Floyd, who was previously released on a $50,000 bond, didn't attend Thursday's arraignment. A judge tentatively set the case for an Oct. 2 pretrial hearing.

Floyd was found in a ditch in the area and said she was separated from her husband and son in the treacherous terrain.


Information from: The Courier,

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