VIDEO: East Texas mother's bond set at $2 million in daughter's death

ATHENS (KYTX) — An East Texas mother's bond is now set at $2 million. Stacie Marie Parsons was arraigned in the Henderson County jail this morning. She is charged with the capital murder of her 4 year old daughter, Victoria Wyatt. CBS 19's Katiera Winfrey spoke to the child's family. The child's father says, for years, it's been the norm for…

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