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Harris demands speedy trial


DUBUQUE (KWWL) – A mother charged with felony child neglect is demanding a speedy trial. Tamelia Harris was arrested last month after her 20-month-old daughter, Cecilia was reported missing. Harris told a social worker her daughter died after a "bad accident" and the there was no funeral. Police continue to investigate after they discovered remains of a small child in Harris' backyard on July 1st.

The body has not been identified. Police say they are waiting for results before further charges are filed.

Harris pleaded not guilty to the felony charge at an initial court appearance. Her trial is scheduled for August 30th.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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