KINGSTON, Tenn. (WATE) — Suspect Breanna Runions has a series of court hearings ahead after being charged with aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder in the shooting death of 4-year-old Evangaline Gunter.

On August 29 in Roane County General Sessions Court, Runions waived her right to a bond hearing. District Attorney General Russell Johnson of the 9th Judicial District shared a video to social media Tuesday night with an update on Runions’ case.

Breanna Gayle Runions, a suspect accused of fatally shooting a 4-year-old in Rockwood, Tenn. (Photo: Roane County Sheriff’s Office)

“As y’all know, Breanna Runions was taken into custody by the TBI and Rockwood Police Department on Sunday evening,” DA Johnson said. “She was charged with Class-A felony, aggravated child abuse which carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years at 100 percent under Tennessee’s tougher new sentencing laws for dangerous and violent crimes. Also, she was charged with the state’s felony murder statute, which is a life sentence if convicted with a possibility of parole after 51 years.”

On Sept. 5, Runions waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Terry Stevens accepted the waiver and bound the case over to the next meeting of the Roane County grand jury, which will be on October 16.

As the case moves forward, DA Johnson said his office is keeping the 4-year-old victim and her family in mind. Gunter would have turned 5 years old within a week of her death, according to her birth parents Adam and Josie Gunter, who identified her following the shooting.

“It goes without saying that we certainly want to remember that a four-year-old child has tragically lost her life in this case, and also unfortunately, one of her siblings was a witness,” DA Johnson said in closing of the video. “We have that child in our thoughts and prayers, as anybody else that’s been affected by this case, this tragic event. We equally pray for them as well.”