Woman accused of killing Bucksport toddler makes first court appearance



ELLSWORTH — A Bucksport woman accused of murdering two-year-old Kloe Hawksley is being held without bail at the Hancock County Jail, according to Hancock County District Attorney Matt Foster.

Savannah Smith
COURTESY STATE POLICE

Savannah Smith, 21, made an initial appearance in Hancock County Unified Court Monday morning before the court closed for the day to due to inclement weather.

Maine Attorney General spokesman Marc Malon said the Hancock County DA’s office stood in for the Attorney General’s office during Smith’s court appearance. There wasn’t enough time for Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis, who has been assigned to prosecute the case, to reach the courthouse in Ellsworth before the court closed for the day, Malon said.

Bangor defense attorney Jeffrey Silverstein has been appointed to represent Smith, according to Foster.

Hancock County Assistant District Attorney Delwyn Webster handled the Monday morning appearance.

Smith is due to make another court appearance April 22.

Kloe was found dead at her Bucksport home at 264 Central St. on Oct. 18, 2017, after a 911 call about an unresponsive child at the home.

The Maine State Police have investigated the death since that time.

Jennifer Osborn

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