Defense prepares for child-neglect trial

The attorney defending a Bradenton Beach woman accused of neglecting her child plans to call several police officers and an ex-boyfriend to testify in the upcoming jury trial.

Phaedra Christina Brace, who was arrested last November at her home, is scheduled to stand trial in late July at the Manatee County Judicial Center, according to court records.

A defense witness list filed with the court in June identified a number of likely witnesses, including a Bradenton man, a former boyfriend who also was arrested but is not facing charges, and several Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police officers.

Prosecutors maintain that Brace left her child in the care of an intoxicated man, showing willful neglect.

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