WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The boyfriend of Kayleigh Mae Cassel’s mother Rachel Ball is scheduled to be back in court Thursday; this time, to face murder charges.
Joshua Bennett has already been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges last month. Those charges were for criminal sale of a controlled substance, which happened just days before Kaleigh Mae’s death.
Now he’s facing murder and manslaughter charges.
Bennett is expected in Washington County Court Thursday morning for a pretrial hearing. His trial is set to begin February 22.