Charyse Geurts posts bond after turning herself in
A former Gering woman indicted earlier this month in the death over four years ago of her two year old daughter has posted bond after making her first appearance in Scotts Bluff County District Court.
Charyse Geurts is charged with being an accessory in the murder of Juliette Geurts and providing false information to police. Bell Island, the attorney for Charyse Geurts, says his client turned herself in to Scotts Bluff County authorities Thursday night and posted a $5,000 cash bond after the court hearing Friday.
Island maintains his client wants the person responsible for the death of Juliette prosecuted and punished.
26 year old Dustin Chauncey, who was sentenced to prison in Colorado last week on unrelated charges, is charged in the Geurts case with child abuse resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter. Local authorities plan on requesting Chauncey's return through the extradition process.
Island says in a statement that "not a day passes that Charyse does not think about her daughter". He says she has cooperated with Police in the investigation, does not know why she is being charged and maintains her innocence. Island would not comment on Geurts' version of what happened on the day of the murder because of the pending legal proceedings.
Geurts, Chauncey and another male were in the Gering home when Charyse reported she found Juliette dead in her crib on July 11th, 2008. The case has been investigated as a homicide after the autopsy showed the child died of blunt force trauma.
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