Niemerg Trial Delayed, Moved Out of County


Published on August 29 2012 10:48 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The trial of Kelci Niemerg has been continued from September to November.

The 24-year-old Niemerg is charged with aggravated battery of a child.  It's alleged she used excessive force against an infant in her care at her home near Dieterich in May 2011.

The delay was at the request of the defense.  A pre-trial hearing is set for October 3 and the new trial date is November 5.

Earlier this month, trial judge Kimberly Koester agreed to move the case out of Effingham County to Clinton County.  Judge Koester concurred with defense arguments that the move was necessary due to pre-trial publicity regarding the case.