The former social worker accused of mishandling and falsifying public records in a high-profile case that resulted in the death of a local child appeared in Christian County Circuit Court this afternoon.
Representing 41-year old Donna Monroe Currey of Todd County, Hopkinsville Attorney William Deatherage entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of his client.
Circuit Court Judge Andrew Self then set an August 1st pre-trial conference for Currey after granting her to be released on her own recognizance and described her conditions of release.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted Currey for one count of tampering with public records, which is considered to be a Class D felony in Kentucky and is punishable by up to five years in jail.
During her employment as a social worker, the Elkton resident was responsible for handling the case of 3-year old Alayna Adair, who was allegedly murdered by her father Charles T. Morris. She also handled the case of Amy Dye, who was brutally killed by her adopted older brother, Garrett Dye. Ms. Currey has never been charged with any crimes relating to the Dye case.