Holly Preston is comforted by her mother, Lori Heiden, in Monroe County District Court, above, during an arraignment yesterday for Sonya Moussaed. Ms. Moussaed, 27, is charged with murder in the death of Ms. Preston s 17-month-old daughter, Gracie Simmons, who died Thursday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, after police responded to the child s home and found her unresponsive.
Ms. Moussaed is the live-in girlfriend of the child s father, Joseph Simmons. Ms. Moussaed is being held in the county jail after being denied bail by Judge Jack Vitale.
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