A Heflin woman charged with killing her infant daughter in May pleaded not guilty Thursday at an arraignment.

Hannah Summer Singleton

Hannah Summer Singleton

Singleton’s attorney, Nancy Vernon, said at the arraignment that Singleton had applied for youthful offender status, which would seal her court records from the public, but her application was still pending.

Singleton’s indictment alleged that she caused the death of Luna May Jones on May 14 through traumatic head and neck injuries.

Singleton’s relatives told The Star earlier this month that Luna was Singleton’s 4-month-old daughter.

Singleton remained Thursday in the Cleburne County Jail.

Because Singleton is charged with a capital offense, Alabama law states she could be sentenced to death if convicted.

Contact Staff Writer Mia Kortright at 256-235-3563.

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