Overton couple pleads not guilty in 4-year-old's death

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Date: 2007-02-15
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Overton couple pleads not guilty in 4-year-old's death

February 15, 2007
Barbara Ramirez

Hannah and Larry Overton, charged with capital murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Andrew Burd, pleaded not guilty Thursday in the 214th District Court.
Hannah Overton, 29, fed Andrew a mixture of water and Cajun seasoning as punishment on Oct. 2, according to arrest affidavits.

After drinking the mixture, Andrew vomited and drifted in and out of consciousness. Hannah and Larry Overton, 30, waited nearly three hours before taking the boy to a medical clinic, affidavits said.

He later was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital South, where he died the next day, hospital officials said. The couple was in the process of adopting Andrew, who was a foster child.

The couple faces trial March 26 in Judge Jose Longoria’s court.


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