A Roanoke woman who is charged with two felonies following the death of her young son has been granted bail.
Nicole Aurlieua Zimmerman, 25, was released on $10,000 bond Tuesday, according to the commonwealth’s attorney’s office.
She was arrested June 9 after being directly indicted this month on charges of child abuse and child cruelty.
Zimmerman is due back in court Sept. 25 for a two-day jury trial. Her defense attorney could not immediately be reached Tuesday afternoon.
The charges against Zimmerman stem from the death of her infant son last summer.
Rescue crews were called July 24 to the 1100 block of northwest Gilmer Avenue, where the boy was unresponsive, search warrants showed.
“EMS found the child not breathing on his own and the child was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment,” according to a warrant filed in Roanoke Circuit Court. “The child was found to have sustained injuries consistent with child abuse.”
The boy remained hospitalized until he died on Aug. 22, at just over 7 months of age.
On Tuesday, Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell said the investigation into the child’s death is ongoing and other charges are still being considered.
“That’s not outside the realm of possibility,” Caldwell said. “We’re still trying to get additional medical records.”
Roanoke Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Courtney Turner said Zimmerman has two other children. They are staying with relatives.
Among the conditions of Zimmerman’s release are that she not have any unsupervised contact with children and that she maintain a 7 p.m. curfew, Turner said.
Staff writer Amy Friedenberger contributed to this report.