Mother charged with reckless homicide in death of 1-year-old daughter appears in court

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: September 3, 2014 - 5:55 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Bail is set at $100,000 for a woman accused of allowing her 1-year-old daughter to be struck and killed by a van in Madison as the girl rode in a wheelchair last year.

Thirty-three-year-old Raya Hansen appeared in Dane County court Wednesday.

The State Journal (http://bit.ly/1uB7cAd ) reports Hansen just finished serving a prison sentence unrelated to her daughter's death.

Hansen is charged with second-degree reckless homicide and child neglect resulting in death. The complaint says Hansen was under the influence of drugs when she wheeled her daughter along a busy street in Madison in February of 2013. Hansen told police she thought she dropped her daughter's bottle, stopped to look for it and the wheelchair rolled into the street and was hit.

Hansen is due back in court Sept. 16.

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