Knox County, KY - The mother and her boyfriend accused of beating her baby appeared in a Knox County courtroom Tuesday afternoon.
State police charged Bradley Powers, 19 years old, with criminal abuse and charged the child's mother, Melinda Spears, with endangering the welfare of a minor.
State police say the nine month old girl had severe head injuries and brain bleeding.
Knox County Court Officials say Spears charge is a misdemeanor and the judge set a trial for next month.
The judge sent Powers' case to the grand jury.