WI Couple Makes First Appearance in Court

By KBJR News 1

WI Couple Makes First Appearance in Court

September 27, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM CDT

A Wisconsin couple, charged in connection with the drowning death of their 3 year old daughter, will be back in court on October 31st for a preliminary hearing.

They made their initial appearance in court Wednesday.

Thomas Williams and Jenna Danish have been charged with Felony Child Neglect, resulting in Death of Reena (Renna) Mae Williams in August.

According to the District Attorney this is the most serious charge that can be filed against the parents in this case.

Her body was found in a canal, hours after a neighbor spotted the little girl walking barefoot, alone in the street.

The criminal complaint says a witness told investigators he and Williams were smoking synthetic marijuana minutes before the little girl disappeared.

During a search at the couple's home deputies reported finding drug paraphernalia and a supply of synthetic drugs.

Another person told authorities that Danish admitted she was sleeping when Reena wandered away.

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