A Lawrence County woman accused of poisoning her boyfriend's one-year-old daughter opted not to appear before a judge to be formally arraigned on nine criminal charges.

Twenty-year-old Alesia Owens waived her appearance scheduled for Tuesday before Judge  Dominic Motto who will review the status of the case in July.

Owens faces trial on charges of criminal homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault of a child, and endangering children stemming from the death of her boyfriend's one-year-old daughter, Iris Alfera back in June of 2023.

Police say months before Alfera's death, Owens had been researching materials that are toxic to children such as water beads, batteries, and nail polish as evidenced by her search history.

Some of Alfera's searches included phrases such as "beauty products that are poisonous to kids," "How many kids have died from eating water beads" and "What should you do if your child drinks acetone."

Additionally, a criminal complaint states that Alfera had been hospitalized months before her death due to ingesting multiple harmful objects like water beads, batteries, and a metal screw.

Owens has been jailed without bond since her arrest on January 11.  She was transferred from the Lawrence County Jail to the Crawford County Jail late last month.