Lawyers consider sanity of mother accused of drowning girl
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A hearing regarding the sanity of a Castro Valley woman charged with murdering her daughter in Patterson was postponed Tuesday, Aug. 28, to give lawyers time to review a report on her mental state.

Jennifer Bigham, 25, faces charges of first-degree murder, child abuse causing death and battery on a paramedic following the alleged drowning of her 3 year-old daughter, Alexandrea, on the 400 block of Thrush Drive on Jan. 14, 2010.

She was allegedly combative with paramedics after the girl’s death and had to be restrained on a stretcher.

She pleaded not guilty to all charges a week after the incident.

Tuesday’s hearing was delayed until Wednesday, Sept. 5, because the judge and lawyers received a report on Bigham’s mental state on Monday, Aug. 27, the night before the hearing.

She remains in the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center, and her bail is set at $2 million.

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