GUILTY MO - Josie Ann Abney, 10, starved to death, Salem, 3 Oct 2020 *arrests*

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Tuesday, May 17th:
*Sentencing Hearing (@ 10am CT) – MO – Josie Ann Abney (10) (October 3, 2020, Salem; starved to death: Josie weighed 38 lbs. after she collapsed & died) - for *Susan A. Abney (44/now 45) (adoptive parent) arrested (10/4/20), charged (10/6/20) & arraigned (2/22/21) with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death & charged (12/14/20) & arraigned (2/22/21) with 2nd degree felony murder. Plead not guilty. $500K cash or Surety bond. Bond denied on 11/19/20.
The Abneys adopted Josie at the age of 3 in 2013 before going on to foster 12 or 13 children over the years. Josie died the next day from severe cachexia & protein calorie malnutrition according to the autopsy. Josie weighed only 34-pounds.
Trial was set to begin on 3/7/22 has been cancelled with a guilty plea on 2/8/22.

Court info from 10/6/20 thru 1/19/22 reference post #114 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...-death-salem-3-oct-2020-arrests.547224/page-6

2/8/22 Update: Susan Abney plead guilty to a charge of abuse or neglect of a child in the death of 10-year-old Josie Ann Abney in 2020. In the plea deal, the state dropped a second-degree murder charge. Sentencing hearing on 4/28/22.
4/28/22 Update: 4/28/22 Update: Cause called in chambers. By agreement of parties, the cause is removed from sentencing hearing & placed on the docket on 5/17/22 @ 1pm for resetting of a sentencing hearing per Judge Michael Randazzo.
*Randall Lee Abney (51/now 52) (adoptive parent) – Plea hearing on 6/24/22. Trial set to begin on 7/11/22 to 7/15/22.
 

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@Jewels53 - I searched for an answer, but came up short - does the court site have "what" Susan was sentenced to?

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@Jewels53 - I searched for an answer, but came up short - does the court site have "what" Susan was sentenced to?

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Her crime: Abuse Or Neglect Of A Child - Resulting In Death Under Sec. 568.060.5(2) - No Sexual Contact { Felony A RSMo: 568.060 }

from https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/charges.do

No sentencing information available this morning, no sentencing hearing date, either; no information from the May 17 in-chambers meeting yet.
 

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@Jewels53 - when you have time - any updates on her sentencing yet? I searched for any current articles, but just coming up with the latest in April.

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@Jewels53 - when you have time - any updates on her sentencing yet? I searched for any current articles, but just coming up with the latest in April.

TIA! :)


20DE-CR00461-02 - ST V SUSAN A ABNEY

05/17/2022 Sentencing Hearing Scheduled
OTA
Scheduled For: 10/11/2022; 2:00 PM ; MICHAEL JOSEPH RANDAZZO; Crawford Circuit Division
Case Review Held
Cause called. State appears by PA, Mr Smith. Defendant appears not but by counsel Attorney Chad Picker. Cause passed to Oct 11, 2022 at 2:00pm for sentencing hearing. Defendant ordered to appear. /Judge Michael Randazzo pc
Scheduled For: 05/17/2022; 1:00 PM ; MICHAEL JOSEPH RANDAZZO; Crawford Circuit Division

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022
Judge/CommissionerTime Day Setting Event
MICHAEL JOSEPH RANDAZZO 2:00 PM 1 OF 1 Sentencing Hearing
Event Text: OTA Location: DIVISION 2 COURTROOM Crawford Circuit Division
Address: CRAWFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE PO BOX 1550 STEELVILLE MO

 

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@Niner Randall Abney is still the same as before. Jury Trial beginning Monday July 11, 2022, with a hearing on June 24, 2022.
 

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Thank you @Jewels53 - no wonder I couldn't find any sentencing for her. :)
 

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Friday, June 24th:
*Plea Hearing (@ 11am CT) – MO – Josie Ann Abney (10) (October 3, 2020, Salem; starved to death: Josie weighed 38 lbs. after she collapsed & died) – for *Randall Lee Abney (51/now 52) (adoptive parent) arrested (10/4/20), charged (10/6/20) & arraigned (2/22/21) with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death & charged (12/14/20) & arraigned (2/22/21) with 2nd degree felony murder. Plead not guilty. $500K cash or Surety bond. Bond denied on 11/19/20.
The Abneys adopted Josie at the age of 3 in 2013 before going on to foster 12 or 13 children over the years.
Trial set to begin on 7/11/22 (thru 7/15/22) & will be held in Salem, Dent County

Court info from 10/6/20 thru 12/14/21 reference post #107 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...-death-salem-3-oct-2020-arrests.547224/page-6

12/22/21: Supplemental response to request for Discovery filed by Andrew Curley. Plea hearing was rescheduled from 6/21/21 to 4/22/22.
4/22/22 Update: Cause called. State appears by PA Mr. Curley. Defendant appears in person & with attorney Mr. Kirsch. Defendant waives formal arraignment on the 2nd Amended Information & enters not guilty plea. Oral motion for continuance is denied. Motion to withdraw by the Public Defender is heard. Motion to withdraw is overruled & denied. Cause passed to 6/24/22 at 11am for last date of plea. Defendant is ordered to appear.
*Susan A. Abney (44/now 46) (adoptive parent) – Plead guilty (2/28/22) sentencing hearing on 10/11/22.
 

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@Jewels53 - any local news on Randall's plea? I'm just getting old articles over here.

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@Jewels53 - any local news on Randall's plea? I'm just getting old articles over here.

TIA! :)

Cause called. State appears by PA, Mr Smith. Defendant appears not but by counsel Attorney Chad Picker. Cause passed to Oct 11, 2022 at 2:00pm for sentencing hearing. Defendant ordered to appear. /Judge Michael Randazzo pc

From above court record posting. Post #128
 

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Cause called. State appears by PA, Mr Smith. Defendant appears not but by counsel Attorney Chad Picker. Cause passed to Oct 11, 2022 at 2:00pm for sentencing hearing. Defendant ordered to appear. /Judge Michael Randazzo pc

From above court record posting. Post #128

Okay - will change my notes - Thanks! :)
 

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Cause called. State appears by PA, Mr Smith. Defendant appears not but by counsel Attorney Chad Picker. Cause passed to Oct 11, 2022 at 2:00pm for sentencing hearing. Defendant ordered to appear. /Judge Michael Randazzo pc

From above court record posting. Post #128

Wait.... I just noticed "sentencing hearing" - so he plead guilty!!?? And they will both be sentenced on the same day.
 

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20DE-CR00462-01 - ST V RANDALL L ABNEY

06/22/2022 Motion In Limine
Defendants Motion in Limine 2; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
Filed By: THOMAS JOHN KIRSCH
On Behalf Of: RANDALL LEE ABNEY
Motion In Limine
Defendants Motion in Limine 1; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
Filed By: THOMAS JOHN KIRSCH
06/15/2022 Notice to Take Deposition
Deposition Notice; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
Filed By: THOMAS JOHN KIRSCH
On Behalf Of: RANDALL LEE ABNEY
Subpoena Served
SAVANNA POPE SUBPOENA SERVED
Return Serv-Subpoena Non-Est
DUSTIN CONNELL SUBPOENA RETURNED NON-EST
Motion In Limine
Motion in Limine; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
Filed By: ANDREW M CURLEY
06/13/2022 Return Serv-Subpoena Non-Est
Return; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
06/08/2022 Motion to Endorse
2nd Amended Motion to Endorse Witnesses; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
Filed By: ANDREW M CURLEY
06/06/2022 Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Ben Pursiful
Subpoena Served
Served subpoena to Gina White
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Kristin Statler
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Melanie Wisdom
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Dr. Naser Almasalmeh
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Melanie Smith
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Richelle Wisdom
Subpoena Served
Served subpoena to Krystal Sims
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Renee Marchbanks
Subpoena Served
Served Subpoena to Stacy Smith
Subpoena Served
Subpoena served to Cody Statler
Subpoena Served
Served subpoena to Anna Brockman
05/25/2022 Motion Filed
Motion to Endorse Witnesses and Notice for Hearing; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service.
Filed By: ANDREW M CURLEY


@Niner Randall Abney still has a Jury Trial starting July 11 thru July 15th. He hasn't plead anything as of yet.
 

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@Jewels53 - and another one I'm checking to see if there might be the next court hearing date for Randall?

TIA!

I can't find Randall's case on Missouri's Casenet today. I wonder if it taken down for some reason. Will have to check back either later today or on Tuesday.
 
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