Rachel Spry told the judge during her preliminary hearing Monday afternoon that she maintains her innocence related to the shooting death of her three year old grandson Darrien last week.
The 35-year-old is facing five felony charges.
The grandmother is being accused of second degree murder, endangerment, misconduct involving a deadly weapon, as well as charges related to the methamphetamine she admits to having been smoking the night before a gunshot wound took her grandson’s life.
According to a police investigation, Darrien found his grandmother’s handgun in her purse before he accidentally shot himself with it last Wednesday morning.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.
Spry’s family also appeared in court, and speaking through a victims advocate, asked the judge to grant Spry a special release so she could attend the boy’s funeral, which will take place Tuesday evening.
Honorable Judge Stewart denied the family’s request.
Spry’s bond remains at half a million dollars.