Found Deceased MO - Darnell Gray, 4, Jefferson City, 24 Oct 2018 *Arrest* #2

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  1. jggordo

    jggordo Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how it is in other States and Counties, but here it is becoming a real problem with Public Defenders. There just are not enough of them to handle the caseloads. Much of it has to do with State Budget cutbacks. Which is ironic because they are holding defendants (many of them) in the County Jails waiting for trials, which is costly. Death Penalty cases here are being scheduled three years out. SERIOUSLY. The Courts require a DP qualified Attorney panel defend a defendant at trial. There are so many that those Attorneys are scheduled that far out.

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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thursday, March 21st:
    *Bond Hearing – (@ 9am CT) - MO – Darnell S. Gray (4) (missing Oct. 25, 2018, Jefferson City, found Oct. 30, 2018) – *Quatavia Lwoun Givens (26) (ex-gf of father) arrested & charged (10/31/18) & arraigned (11/8/18) with 1st degree child abuse resulting in death. Indicted (12/18/18) with felony abuse or neglect of a child. Plead not guilty. No bond. Cole County
    Arraignment hearing on 11/8/18. Def. asks for public defender, did not enter plea. Judge set bond hearing. Complaint read to defendant. Public Defender appointed to represent defendant. Continued to jail docket to set Preliminary hearing on 11/15. 11/13/18: Order for fingerprints for Givens. Motion filed for caseload conference. 11/15/18: Hearing rescheduled for 11/29. 11/29/18: Hearing moved to 1/23/19. 12/28/18: Filed Motion for Change of Venue (out of Cole County) & change of Judge. Arraignment hearing on 1/15.
    1/15/19 Update: Plead not guilty; waived prelim hearing. Defense files motion for change of venue. Next Motions hearing on venue issue on 2/26.

    1/29/19 Judgment Entered: Administrative order certified to the Circuit Court by the Department of Social Services, Family Support Division. Child Support in the amount of $122.00 per month beginning 15-FEB-2019 is hereby entered against the Respondent. Family Support Division may send an immediate income withholding for payment of such support. Payments are to be made to the Family Support Payment Center. Respondent is also to maintain health benefits for the child(ren).
    2/26/19 Update: Jurors will be drawn from Johnson County, but trial will stay in Cole County. Next bond hearing on 3/5.
    3/5/19 Update: Defense requests more time for preparation for bond hearing – rescheduled for 3/21. Media approval moves to this date also.
     
  3. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    Please let there be NO BOND FOR QLG, she doesn't deserve to be walking around among us!
     
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    jggordo Well-Known Member

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    Bond granted in Darnell Gray death case

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The woman accused in the death of a Jefferson City 4-year-old was given a $100,000 cash-only bond Thursday.

    "I'm making this a cash only bond," Judge Jon Beetem said Thursday. "I should note that if you are able to make that bond, then you lose your public defender because you would be found to not qualify for their services."

    A status hearing in the case has been scheduled for May 14.

    Bond granted in Darnell Gray death case

    I don't know if it is a State or Federal directive, but Judges have been directed to return to using bond as an assurance that a defendant will appear at their Court appearances and not as some sort of penalty as to the accused crime.

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    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    I'm not surprised, but I am disgusted. Hopefully, this defendant will not be able to come up with the bond money. Is this where she would be able to use a bail bondsman and only have to come up with 10%?
     
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    I believe this whole "bond hearing" motion has been just kicking an empty can down the road. Many of these motions and activities are on the checklist so that in the event of conviction a future defense attorney cannot claim ineffective counsel. Just as the Judge says, if she can afford bondsman she can afford her own attorney. I don't see that happening, in either case. I mean SERIOUSLY a defense attorney asking for additional time to prepare for a bond hearing. This woman flat out told LE she was preparing to leave and go to Florida when she was arrested.
    No bondsman is going to touch her case for any amount or %. Also Judge says "CASH ONLY"

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  7. jggordo

    jggordo Well-Known Member

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    I will be surprised if she actually goes to trial. They are looking for a plea deal, I believe.

    03/22/2019
    Plea/Trial Setting Scheduled
    Associated Entries: 03/21/2019 - Bond Appearance Hearing Held [​IMG]
    Scheduled For: 05/14/2019; 1:30 PM ; JON EDWARD BEETEM; Cole Circuit
     
  8. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    You are probably 100% correct. I wonder what kind of 'plea' they would offer in this case? Oh it makes me furious, but it sounds like the system and courts are completely overloaded.

    Surely there will be justice for little Darnell?????
     
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    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    Darnell should be here, playing and getting ready to hunt Easter eggs with that beautiful smile. Here's hoping your killer won't be enjoying herself for many, many years to come!
     
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