Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s office filed a motion Friday stating that Shakayla Denson, 26, poses a threat to the community.

At the start of the hearing in front of Circuit Judge Wes Tibbals, Denson shuffled in with her hands shackled at her waist. She sat slumped in a chair, occasionally covered her face with her hands and appeared to be crying at times. -Tony Marrero, Tampa Bay Times



Shakayla Denson listens to a witness testimony during the pre-trial detention hearing at Hillsborough County Courthouse. The mother accused of abandoning her 4-year-old daughter to drown in the Hillsborough River was in court today as prosecutors argued that she should be held in jail while her first-degree murder case works its way through the court system.(Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson listens to a witness testimony during the pre-trial detention hearing at Hillsborough County Courthouse. The mother accused of abandoning her 4-year-old daughter to drown in the Hillsborough River was in court today as prosecutors argued that she should be held in jail while her first-degree murder case works its way through the court system.(Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson walks escorted toward her defense attorneys during the pre-trial detention hearing. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s office filed a motion Friday stating that Shakayla Denson, 26, poses a threat to the community. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson walks escorted toward her defense attorneys during the pre-trial detention hearing. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s office filed a motion Friday stating that Shakayla Denson, 26, poses a threat to the community. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson is overcome with emotion while listening to a witness testimony during the pre-trial detention hearing. At the start of the hearing in front of Circuit Judge Wes Tibbals, Denson shuffled in with her hands shackled at her waist. She sat slumped in a chair, occasionally covered her face with her hands and appeared to be crying at times.(Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson is overcome with emotion while listening to a witness testimony during the pre-trial detention hearing. At the start of the hearing in front of Circuit Judge Wes Tibbals, Denson shuffled in with her hands shackled at her waist. She sat slumped in a chair, occasionally covered her face with her hands and appeared to be crying at times.(Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson listens to a witness testimony during the pre-trial detention hearing. Police say Denson stole a car from an auto repair business on North 40th Street Thursday and then drove to a section of the Hillsborough River near North Rome Avenue and Aileen Street. There, police say, Denson dragged her struggling, screaming daughter Je’Hyrah Daniels to the water, carried her into roughly shoulder-deep water and let her go. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson listens to a witness testimony during the pre-trial detention hearing. Police say Denson stole a car from an auto repair business on North 40th Street Thursday and then drove to a section of the Hillsborough River near North Rome Avenue and Aileen Street. There, police say, Denson dragged her struggling, screaming daughter Je’Hyrah Daniels to the water, carried her into roughly shoulder-deep water and let her go. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
First witness, Maira Artigas, raises her right hand to be sworn in during the pre-trial detention hearing of Shakayla Denson . The judge heard first from a housekeeper who witnessed the incident, which happened Thursday, and then from the lead detective on the case, before denying Denson bail. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
First witness, Maira Artigas, raises her right hand to be sworn in during the pre-trial detention hearing of Shakayla Denson . The judge heard first from a housekeeper who witnessed the incident, which happened Thursday, and then from the lead detective on the case, before denying Denson bail. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson, mother who is accused of abandoning her daughter, 4-year-old Je’Hyrah Daniels, to drown in the Hillsborough River, is overcome with emotion during the pre-trial detention hearingG. Child protective workers had received a tip about six weeks before the child’s death that Denson was overwhelmed raising her autistic daughter. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)
Shakayla Denson, mother who is accused of abandoning her daughter, 4-year-old Je’Hyrah Daniels, to drown in the Hillsborough River, is overcome with emotion during the pre-trial detention hearingG. Child protective workers had received a tip about six weeks before the child’s death that Denson was overwhelmed raising her autistic daughter. (Bronte Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times)