Cass County District Attorney Clint Allen says in a court filing the seriousness of the charge warrants substantial bail. An attorney for Cynthia Hudson says she has no criminal history and complied with bond conditions before her first trial.
Prosecutors allege that Samuel Hudson was beaten and starved before his death in 2008.
Cynthia Hudson was sentenced to life without parole in 2010. An appeals court ruled the jury should have had a manslaughter option.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Allen plans a retrial if the state's highest criminal appeals court doesn't side with him.