PHOENIX - The Glendale mother accused of killing her daughter went before a judge to hear the charges against her Monday morning.
It's been almost a year since 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley disappeared from her home.
Jerice Hunter was arrested last year in connection with her daughter's disappearance, but was later released for a lack of evidence.
Hunter has now been charged with child abuse and first degree murder even though the little girl's body has not been found -- despite an intense search of a valley landfill where officials believe she was dumped.
Hunter was arraigned at 8:30 a.m. and entered two not guilty pleas.
"This isn't any criminal case..and I agree with..again what the County Attorney Bill Montgomery said..she is presumed innocent..and the indictment is not evidence. He said that in his press conference with the Glendale Police Department two weeks ago when she was arrested. So at this point, the government has the complete burden of proof," said Hunter's attorney, Scott Maasen.
Hunter's next court date has been set for November 1st. Her bond remains at $500,000.