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Court hearing today in local child murder case

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A local woman is expected to have an attorney appointed to represent her today on a charge of murder in connection with the death of her infant son, who allegedly was left unattended in a vehicle in December.

Sheryl Ann Jackson, 24, of Greenville, may also be formally arraigned on the indictment concerning the death of 6 month-old Tytus Hoskins, during a hearing this morning in the 196th District Court.

Jackson remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond, indicted on one count of murder involving Hoskins’ death.

Jackson, who was arrested on the indictment Monday, has filed a writ of habeas corpus from the jail, seeking the appointment of an attorney, a reduction in the bond or both.

Jackson is set to be appointed an attorney during the scheduled 9 a.m. hearing, but it was unclear Thursday whether a formal arraignment — at which time Jackson could enter a plea of not guilty to the indictment — would also take place today, or whether there would be any consideration of Jackson’s bond during the hearing.

Jackson is alleged to have left Tytus Hoskins unattended in a vehicle for more than two hours on Dec. 1, 2012.