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Mother of murdered toddler posts bond

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Charyse Geurts, the mother of a toddler who was found dead in her crib more than four years ago, was indicted on charges relating to her daughter's death earlier this month.

A warrant was issued, she was picked up and is now out of jail.

Geurts is charged with being an accessory in the murder of her daughter Juliette and providing false information to police.

The toddler's mother maintains her innocence after surrendering to Scotts Bluff authorities.

Geurts issued a statement saying she wants the person responsible for Juliette's death to be prosecuted and punished.

But local petitioners are skeptical.

"Her attorneys had put in there, her cooperation has been so great, you know obviously not - they're charging her with lying to police," petitioner Amber Brunner said.

Geurts posted a $5,000 cash bond after her hearing Friday.

"I just feel like she's been out for four years and she needs to spend some time thinking about the consequences, there are consequences," Brunner said.

Dustin Chauncey is in prison in Colorado on other charges. He is charged with child abuse resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter in the Geurts case, local authorities will request his return through extradition.

Local petitioners were happy to hear the news.

"Oh it was so relieving. I screamed, I yelled, I had goose bumps. It was just wonderful," petitioner Judy Radomski said.

The next chapter of the Juliette Geurts story starts at the Scotts Bluff County Courthouse as the legal proceedings begin.

The community doesn't just want justice for Juliette, but for her twin sister Jaelynn as well.

"Her twin needs to know that as a community, we fought and did everything we could to get her justice and her sister justice, and we won't stop until we get justice," petitioner Kelly Hernandez said.

All of the petitioners agree, that someone needs to be held responsible for the toddlers death and the petitioners have come to see Juliette as one of their own kids.

"Juliette was our little girl, every day when we would stand on the street corner we did it because we loved her."

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