AL - Violet Rice, 13 months, died from abuse/neglect, Robertsdale, 24 May 2018

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  1. Knitty

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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Here's an article I just received. Looks like they upped Jordan's charges to capital murder!

    Baldwin County grand jury indicts woman, man in abuse of 13-month-old child


    The mother who was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse of her 13-month-old daughter has been indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury, according to District Attorney Robert Wilters.

    Jordan Rice, 29, has officially been charged with capital murder and aggravated child abuse resulting in the death of her daughter, Violet Rice.

    The grand jury also subsequently charged the father, Robert Rice with manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. A warrant was issued for Robert’s arrest on May 17 with bond set at $100,000 on each charge.


    But of course, no future court dates.... I've looked thru 6/1 and neither is on the court schedule yet. I'll keep an eye out though! :)
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Oops - didn't see the 'next' page.... and just saw your post Knitty! :rolleyes:
     
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    dancemom Well-Known Member

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    Redirect Notice

    A Baldwin County mother whose 13-month-old child died in her care more than a year ago plead not guilty to capital murder charges during a hearing Wednesday...
    In giving her not guilty plea, Jordan said she suffered from “mental disease and defect.”
    Since being initially charged, Jordan has undergone surgery for a tumor that was discovered at the front of her head, resulting in near total blindness, according to her family and attorney...

    More at link
     
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    mistivon Verified Insider - Maricela Garcia

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    Alabama father’s arrest in child’s death is ‘outrageous,’ lawyer says


    Bail on both charges has been set at $100,000 individually and Stankoski said he will seek to have bail reduced and his client freed.

    “Robert was discharged honorably from the Marines – Sgt. E-5 rank and he immediately reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force,” he said. “He’s a veteran who has served our country I’d like to get him out jail so he can get back to work to provide medical insurance for his wife and kids.”

    Arraignment is scheduled for July 25 where a ‘not guilty’ plea will be entered, according to Stankoski.

    “We would hope the district attorney’s office did not bring these charges against him to pit a husband against his wife,” he said. “When I look at these charges, this is overreach at the first order.”
     
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  6. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    So the home was well kept, children clean and healthy every time the father visited? That RV description sounded horrendous and it didn’t get that way overnight.
    When was the last time he saw his daughter? And how often did he see her?
     
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  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Robert:

    Hearing Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Case NumberTimeNameJudge
    SCOTT P. TAYLOR
    RICE ROBERT 05-CC-2019-000649.00 11:00 AM
    RICE ROBERT 05-CC-2019-000650.00 11:00 AM

    link: AlacourtACCESS
     
  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Setting Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Case Number Time Name Judge: SCOTT P. TAYLOR
    05-CC-2019-000649.00 8:30AM RICE ROBERT
    05-CC-2019-000650.00 8:30AM RICE ROBERT

    link: AlacourtACCESS
     
  9. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thursday, June 27th:
    *Hearing (@ 8:30am ET) – AL – Violet Rice (13 mos) (May 24, 2018; death from abuse/neglect weighed 10lbs) – *Jordan Rice (27) “mom” arrested (1/21/19) & charged (5/25/18) & arraigned (5/29/19) with capital murder & aggravated child abuse. Plead not guilty. No bond on murder, child abuse bond is $100K bond.
    Was previously charged with assault & aggravated child abuse. 2 other children (3 & 6) taken to child care services.
    Was released on 1/19/19 rearrested 1/21/19.

    5/29/19: Arraignment held. Plead not guilty to capital murder charge & said she suffered from “mental disease and defect.” No update as of 6/27.
    Only for *Robert Rice (30) “father” arrested (5/17/19), charged (5/24/19) & indicted (6/10/19) with reckless manslaughter & aggravated child abuse. $200K bond.
    5/24/19 Update: Arraignment scheduled for 7/25.
    6/10/19 Update Grand jury indicts. Defense motion for bond reduction saying it is excessive. In a response to the motion, Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said Monday (6/10) the State was against the reduction in bond and added the amount was fair.
    6/23/19 Update: Hearing scheduled for 6/27.
     
  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Dad jailed in starving death of 13-month-old girl seeks return to military job

    Robert Rice, 30, has been charged with aggravated child abuse and manslaughter in the death of his 13-month-old child, Violet Rice. Rice's lawyer says he is a victim of prosecutorial overreach.

    A father whose 13-month-old daughter was found starved to death in a Robertsdale trailer more than a year ago has had his bond reduced by a Baldwin County court and is requesting to return to his military job in Florida.

    Robert Rice, whose wife is facing capital murder charges in the death of their daughter Violet Rice, filed a motion Monday to Circuit Court Judge Scott P. Taylor requesting that if he does make his reduced $50,000 bond he also be allowed to return to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where he serves in the Air Force Reserves and is also an Air Force contractor, according to court documents.
    [.....]
    His $200,000 bond was reduced at the end of June, according to court documents. His attorney said the amount was excessive in the filed motion.
    [......]
    The newest motion also asked that he not be forced to wear an ankle monitor should he return to his job in Florida.
    [.....]
    Robert’s motion to allow him to leave Alabama and return to Florida has not yet been decided.



    I have 7/25 as arraignment hearing for Robert.
     
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  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Oops - arraignment on 7/24:

    Date: 7/24/19
    Judge SCOTT P. TAYLOR

    Case Number Time Name

    CC-2019-000649.009:00 AM Robert Rice

    link: AlacourtACCESS
     
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    Wednesday, July 24th:
    *Arraignment Hearing (@ 9am ET) – AL – Violet Rice (13 mos) (May 24, 2018; death from abuse/neglect weighed 10lbs) – *Jordan Rice (27) “mom” arrested (1/21/19) & charged (5/25/18) & arraigned (5/29/19) with capital murder & aggravated child abuse. Plead not guilty. No bond on murder, child abuse bond is $100K bond.
    Was previously charged with assault & aggravated child abuse. 2 other children (3 & 6) taken to child care services. Was released on 1/19/19 rearrested 1/21/19.
    5/29/19: Arraignment held. Plead not guilty to capital murder charge & said she suffered from “mental disease and defect.” No update as of 7/25/19.
    Only for *Robert Rice (30) “father” arrested (5/17/19), charged (5/24/19) & indicted (6/10/19) with reckless manslaughter & aggravated child abuse. $200K bond.
    5/24/19 Update: Arraignment scheduled for 7/24.
    6/10/19 Update Grand jury indicts. Defense motion for bond reduction saying it is excessive. In a response to the motion, Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said Monday (6/10) the State was against the reduction in bond and added the amount was fair. 6/23/19: Hearing scheduled for 6/27. 6/27/19: Bond was reduced to $200K. Defense attorneys want bond at $50K. Motion to allow Rice to leave Alabama and return to Florida has not yet been decided.
     
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Okay - I'm going on a vacation (back to California!!!) for 2 weeks (starting 9/18 back on 10/2) - and this case I look up every week - so....
    who is going to do that for me? I won't be taking my laptop with me - so I'm going to need some help from one of you that are following this case.

    Here's the link I use to look up both Robert & Jordan Rice. I've looked thru 9/19. And just put "Rice" in the place where it says Last Name. You don't have to sign in to look.

    AlacourtACCESS

    [​IMG] a BUNCH to whomever will do this!!
     
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    Oh - just wanted to say - the last time Jordan was in court was 5/29/19 & Robert was 7/24/19.

    So I would "think" they are coming up soon for another court date.
     
  15. Niner

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    Finally have a date for Robert.

    Wed. October 23rd:

    Case Number Time Name
    05-CC-2019-000649.00 9:00 AM RICE ROBERT

    Case Number Time Name
    05-CC-2019-000649.00 1:30 PM RICE ROBERT
    05-CC-2019-000650.00 1:30 PM RICE ROBERT

    link: AlacourtACCESS
     
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    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Another angel gets her tiny wings. :(
     
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    Niner, I see you kept up with this case diligently. Does this mean the father's actual trial will be tomorrow finally?
     
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    Well - according to the court site - it doesn't actually say "trial" - could just be another hearing....
     
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    Wednesday, October 23rd:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ 9am & 1:30pm ET) – AL – Violet Rice (13 mos) (May 24, 2018; death from abuse/neglect weighed 10lbs) – Only for *Robert Rice (30) “father” arrested (5/17/19), charged (5/24/19), indicted (6/10/19) & arraigned (7/24/19) with reckless manslaughter & aggravated child abuse. $200K bond.
    5/24/19 Update: Arraignment scheduled for 7/24.
    6/10/19 Update Grand jury indicts. Defense motion for bond reduction saying it is excessive. In a response to the motion, Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said Monday (6/10) the State was against the reduction in bond and added the amount was fair. 6/23/19: Hearing scheduled for 6/27. 6/27/19: Bond was reduced to $200K. Defense attorneys want bond at $50K. Motion to allow Rice to leave Alabama and return to Florida has not yet been decided.
    7/14/19 Update: Hearing scheduled for 10/23 at 9am & at 1:30pm.

    *Jordan Rice (27) “mom” arrested (1/21/19) & charged (5/25/18) & arraigned (5/29/19) with capital murder & aggravated child abuse. Plead not guilty. No bond on murder, child abuse bond is $100K bond.
    Was previously charged with assault & aggravated child abuse. 2 other children (3 & 6) taken to child care services.
    Was released on 1/19/19 rearrested 1/21/19.
    5/29/19: Arraignment held. Plead not guilty to capital murder charge & said she suffered from “mental disease and defect.” No update on court site thru 10/27/19.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Oops - wrong Robert Rice in article... should have read it first before posting it.... :rolleyes:
     
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