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Couple accused of child abuse given $500,000 cash bond

The couple have a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 6.

(Photo from the Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A couple accused of attempted murder and child abuse were given $500,000 cash bonds.

Hannah Wingert, 20, and Joshua Moody, 21, of Cheyenne were seen in Laramie County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 28 by Judge Lee. They were each given a $500,000 cash bond and had their preliminary hearing set for Sept. 6 at 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23 at about 12:36 p.m., a Cheyenne police officer was dispatched to a welfare check on a 2-year-old boy at a residence on the 500 block of West 6th Street. It was reported that the child was covered with bruises and the caller was concerned for his welfare.

Upon arrival, the officer found that the child had sustained life-threatening injuries which appeared to be the result of physical abuse. The child was taken by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, where he was initially assessed before being flown to Denver Children’s Hospital, where it was confirmed that he had multiple broken bones and internal injuries. The primary encounter diagnosis indicated non-accidental trauma to the child.

During the investigation, detectives came to believe the child was battered by his mother, Hannah Wingert, and her boyfriend, Joshua Moody.

On Friday, Aug. 25, Wingert and Moody were both arrested without incident and booked into the Laramie County Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.