Local Couple Charged with Murdering Child to face Trial

A Moore County couple charged in connection with the death of their child will face trial in May. Robert Roper, age 28 and Carol Roper, age 22, allegedly dispose of the newborn in August, 2014, burning the remains in a ditch near their rural home. The TBI started an investigation in September following reports about the infant. The pair are charged with conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder. The Tullahoma News reports a Lynchburg trial date has been set for May 16th. Both are being held in the Moore County jail under a $1 million bond.

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