Mom accused of salt poisoning appears in court

July 23, 2008 11:33:25 AM PDT
A preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh for a mother accused of poisoning her infant with saltwater is postponed until August.

The hearing for 21-year-old Amber Brewington of Duck River, Tenn. was initially scheduled for Wednesday.

Brewington, her arms and legs shackled, appeared in court on Wednesday dressed in burgundy prison garb. Her court-appointed attorney says a first behavioral evaluation is inconclusive. Brewington will be reevaluated.

Brewington faces charges of attempted homicide for allegedly poisoning her 4-month-old son, Noah King. Earlier this month, King was transferred from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he remains in critical but stable condition.