A bail reduction request was denied Friday for a 31-year-old woman accused of killing her newborn and discarding the baby in a Perris trash receptacle.
Brittany Suzanne Peevyhouse of Perris was arrested in October following a nine-month Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
Peevyhouse is charged with murder
Her attorney, A.C. Jones, submitted a motion for a bail adjustment based on the fact she has no prior criminal history, but Superior Court Judge O.G. Magno denied the request and ordered that she remain held without bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.
Magno scheduled the defendant’s arraignment for Jan. 4 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Hamilton, Peevyhouse was identified following a homicide investigation that began immediately after the infant was discovered in the 1700 block of Goetz Road, near Ellis Avenue.
Hamilton said passers-by found the baby on the afternoon of Jan. 22 “discarded in the trash” at the location and called 911.
An autopsy revealed that the child was not stillborn but died of trauma, though the details were not disclosed.
Hamilton said that the “parents” were both allegedly involved, but only the mother, Peevyhouse, was taken into custody. The father’s name and possible whereabouts were not disclosed.
Peevyhouse has no documented prior felony or misdemeanor convictions in Riverside County.