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  • Published
    April 26, 2017

    Medical reports on Troy infant’s death in January not ready for court

    The final report from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in the case of a Troy woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her infant son in January has not been completed, forcing a rescheduling of a dispositional conference that was set for April 24. Miranda Hopkins, 32, was back in court that day, but the scheduled status conference was moved to June 5, said Laura Shaw McDonald, one of her court-appointed…

  • Published
    February 24, 2017

    Troy mother, free on bail, pleads not guilty to manslaughter in infant son’s death

    The Troy woman charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of her infant son pleaded not guilty to the charge this afternoon in court. Miranda Hopkins, 32, has been free on bail after a Waldo County grand jury indicted her on the manslaughter charge, a lesser count than the original charge of murder filed by authorities. Manslaughter is a Class A felony that’s punishable by a period of time in prison …

  • Published
    January 17, 2017

    Charged with son’s murder, Troy woman waffles on details

    Miranda Hopkins, the 32-year-old Troy woman charged with murder in the death of her infant son, allegedly told authorities that one of her autistic children might have beaten the baby to death, according to newly release court documents. But she changed her story to police as well, allegedly conceding that she was too drunk to remember what happened. A police affidavit filed with the court Jan. 17 states the …

  • Published
    January 17, 2017

    Troy mother accused of murder makes first court appearance

    Miranda Hopkins, a 32-year-old Troy woman charged with murder in the death of her infant son, made her initial court appearance Jan. 17 in Waldo County District Court. Hopkins, who lived with her three children in a mobile home at 211 N. Dixmont Road in Troy, was arrested Friday by Maine State Police on a charge that she murdered her 7-week-old son. Hopkins was brought into the courtroom by a Waldo County deputy …

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