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Mother, partner accused of killing 4-year-old found in dumpster appear in court

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 16:28:56-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Alicia and Shatika Lawson were in court Tuesday.

The mother and her partner both face 11 criminal charges in connection to the death of 4-year-old Malachi Lawson who was found dead in a dumpster in August, after they reported him missing.

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The judge scheduled a status hearing on March 31 to give the State enough time to get a report from their expert and for the defense to decide if they too need an expert.

The state reached out to three experts on Friday and are hoping to finalize one by the end of the week.

The judge said after the March hearing they will move forward with a potential trial date.