Trial for mother charged in viral Beech Grove fight rescheduled for October

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Amber Stephenson

4 Fast Facts

  • Amber Stephenson appears in court for pretrial hearing
  • She’s one of two women involved in viral fight at Beech Grove Walmart
  • Jury trial rescheduled for October
  • Second woman took plea deal last July

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman involved in the infamous fight at a Beech Grove Walmart appeared in court Tuesday.

Amber Stephenson faces charges of child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct after the June 2015 fight went viral.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office charged Stephenson, saying she encouraged her 6-year-old son to join the brawl. The boy is seen throwing a shampoo bottle as his mother fights another woman at the store.

Rebecca Mills

Rebecca Mills

Earlier this year, a judge denied Stephenson’s request for a change of venue. She had argued that local and national coverage of the fight would make it difficult for her to get a fair trial in Marion County. Stephenson was originally scheduled for a June trial, but the trial date has been pushed back to October 4.

 

Rebecca Mills, the second woman seen in the video, pleaded guilty last July to disorderly conduct for her role in the fight.

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