Pregnant woman facing charges of assaulting infant to be released

A Cape May Court House woman facing charges of assaulting her infant child will be released to Jewish Family Services on Monday.
Jessica Coyle, 23, along with the baby’s father — Ryan Moore — is accused of conspiracy, aggravated assault and child endangerment after the 2-month-old was found to have a fractured skull, along with bruising and scratches to the face and head.
The incident allegedly happened Oct. 13, 2016, in Atlantic City
In a message on Facebook to a relative asking about a doctor’s call pertaining to the baby, Coyle replied: “I don’t care. No more kids in the (blank) way,” Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley told the judge in arguing against the woman’s release.
Coyle is due to give birth again June 18.
She was found incompetent to stand trial in September, with an evaluation finding her “intellectually disabled” and placing her comprehension at a third-grade level, defense attorney Melissa Rosenblum-Pisetzner said.
The prosecution requested a second evaluation, which has not yet been completed.
“We vehemently object to her release,” Buckley said, citing concerns for the unborn child as well as the victim.
Probation also suggested she be detained, citing numerous violations such as failure to report and failure to pay fines.
Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury allowed release with conditions, including that she be under the supervision of Jewish Family Services, and that there be no contact with the victim. The baby will also be turned over after birth.
Coyle must return to court two weeks after delivery, as long as she is medically cleared.
Coyle’s criminal history dates to 2012, when the then-18-year-old gave a false driver’s license, court records show. She also has a prostitution conviction from 2013, and casino prosecution the next year.

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