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January 29, 2014
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Suspect in Breckenridge near drowning case appears in Summit County Court

Bianca Krakofsky, a Colorado Springs woman charged with child abuse, was in Summit County District Court Wednesday, Jan. 29, for a first appearance.

Krakofsky is charged with one count of child abuse-negligence causing serious bodily injury, a Class 4 felony, for allegedly leaving a 5-year-old child unsupervised in October 2013 in a hot tub at the Grand Lodge in Breckenridge. The child was in Krakofsky’s foster care at the time and nearly drowned, according to court records.

Krakofsky appeared in court Wednesday on a summons. Because she is not eligible for a pretrial hearing, her attorney, Shay Whitaker of Aurora, requested the case be bound directly to Summit County District Court.

Summit County Judge Edward Casias granted the request by continuing the summons. Krakofsky is scheduled to return to Summit County at 4 p.m. March 10 for another first-appearance hearing before 5th Judicial District Judge Karen Romeo.

Deputy district attorneys John Franks and Mark Franklin are prosecuting Krakofsky.

At about 4:15 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, the child in Krakofsky’s care was found unresponsive in a hot tub at the Grand Lodge in Breckenridge, according to a district attorney’s office news release.

First responders attempted to revive the child before he was flown to a Denver hospital. The charge against Krakofsky comes after a lengthy investigation by Breckenridge police and the district attorney’s office. If convicted, Krakofsky could be sentenced to prison, the release stated.


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The Summit Daily Updated Jan 29, 2014 08:02PM Published Jan 30, 2014 08:07AM Copyright 2014 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.