Amanda Castro pled not guilty to child abuse and aggravated battery in a Salina courtroom Monday.
The charges stem from an incident involving a three-month-old baby in her care. The child now has brain damage.
Castro will go to trial in September.
By Melody Pettit (SALINA, Kan.)
Amanda Castro is accused of shaking a three-month-old baby and causing severe brain damage
The 30-year-old Castro is charged with aggravated battery and child abuse both of which are felonies. Witnesses testified Thursday morning at her preliminary hearing, including the mother of the baby.
The investigator who testified said Castro was stressed out and couldn't get the three month old to stop crying. Police say she snapped and admitted to shaking the baby.