The mother charged with murder in the death of her toddler will go to trial this year. A judge ordered Cherokee Dea to stand trial during a court appearance in Cedar City yesterday though no date was set. Dea’s 14-month old child died at a Salt Lake City hospital from what doctors described as a severe brain injury last April. Dea’s boyfriend at the time of the child’s death, Brendan Dalton, is also facing a murder charge. Both of them have pleaded not guilty in the case.