HAMILTON, Ohio – Trial dates have been set for three women charged in the fatal beating of a 5-year-old boy at an Ohio motel.
Alexander Stephens died from his injuries April 29 after police found him and his injured 6-year-old brother at the Parkway Inn in Middletown.
Alexander's mother, Theresa Hawkins-Stephens, and 29-year-old Rachel Bostian are charged with murder, five counts of felony endangering children and two counts of kidnapping.
A trial for the 26-year-old Hawkins-Stephens is slated to begin Sept. 19. Bostian will be tried beginning Sept. 12.
Fifty-six-year-old Ramona Bostian has been charged with obstructing justice. She is scheduled for trial July 5.
The women all have court-appointed attorneys who have entered not-guilty pleas on their behalf.