Reedley woman denied bail reduction to give birth

FRESNO, Calif.

Megan Martzen's attorney asked for a bail reduction Thursday, but the judge refused.

Jeff Hammerschmidt had complained that his pregnant client had actually lost weight and wasn't getting regular visits from doctors.

But she was allowed to see her personal doctor who told her the baby is perfectly healthy.

Martzen is facing murder charges for the death of 17-month-old Ella Van Leeuwen.

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