The final pre-trial for a woman accused of killing and
burying her son will be held on Wednesday.
Twenty-six-year-old Whitney Johnson and 25-year-old Nathan Ritze
were both charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, two
counts of tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and gross abuse of a
The body of Johnson's
1-year-old son, Garin Niehaus, was discovered May 31 in a wooded area near
Police say Johnson told
investigators her child had pneumonia. A coroner has said preliminary
examination didn't show any obvious physical trauma to the boy's body.
Authorities have indicated they suspect the boy, Garin Niehaus,
was buried in the wooded area last December.