Found Deceased TN - Evelyn Boswell, 15 months, Sullivan County, 26 DEC 2019 *MOM ARRESTED* #9

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  1. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    SEP 30, 2021
    Judge sets trial date for Megan Boswell; defense attorney requests that her bond be lowered | WFXRtv
    [...]

    Brad Sproles, Boswell’s attorney, also announced that he filed two motions on Sept. 29 — one requesting to reduce her bond, which is set at $1 million, and the other asking for the judge to separate her indictments for a possibility of two trials.

    [...]

    “We are asking to sever some of the counts in the indictment from the other counts and provide her with two separate trials,” Sproles said. “There is a specific rule in the Tennessee rules of criminal procedure about severing offenses, and we believe that this case fits that.”

    [...]

    Staubus said that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will have the case’s forensic testing finished by November 2021.

    “We’ve provided Mr. Sproles 87,000 images; 57 hours of video footage; 18 hours of audio footage; 28,000 text messages; and more than 24,000 pages of social media,” Staubus said.

    [...]

    Officials set aside other dates in 2022 — a motion day on April 7 at 1:30 p.m. and a pre-trial motion day on July 28. Judge Goodwin also set a motion deadline and jury questionnaire deadline for March 1, 2022.

    Goodwin set the deadline for a negotiated settlement on June 1, 2022. This will give Boswell the opportunity to change her plea. She has pled not guilty to all charges.

    Boswell is scheduled to appear in court next for a bond motion on Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m.

    [...]

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  2. steeltowngirl

    steeltowngirl Well-Known Member

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    It’s probably poor manners to quote myself, but I found an answer to my question about bond in Tennessee. Not a death penalty case.

    Under Tennessee law, every criminal suspect, except those facing a death penalty case, is constitutionally entitled to a bond. There are some exceptions to this, such as a violation of probation, or when the person is a fugitive from the law. In that case, a judge may issue no bond or an open court bond, which would hold the person without bond.

    Understanding Tennessee bail bond laws - Herbert & Lux Law
     
  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I see 2 dates for bond motion hearing in the article.

    Boswell is scheduled to appear in court next for a bond motion on Dec. 3 at 1:30pm. Boswell's lawyer, Brad Sproles, has reviewed 800,000 photographs, 28,000 texts & other pieces of evidence. Sproles has made a motion to reduce Boswell's bond. That will be heard on December 7 at 1:30pm.

    The court site has:
    Hearing For Role Hearing Type Hearing Date/Time Judge Hearing Result
    Megan Boswell Defendant Jury Trial 09/26/2022 8:30 AM James F Goodwin

    Megan Boswell Defendant Motion/Petition 07/28/2022 9:00 AM James F Goodwin

    Megan Boswell Defendant Motion/Petition 04/07/2022 1:30 PM James F Goodwin

    Megan Boswell Defendant Motion/Petition 12/03/2021 1:30 PM James F Goodwin

    Megan Boswell Defendant Status Hearing 09/30/2021 9:00 AM James F Goodwin Continuance Granted

    link: Sullivan County - Criminal Case Detail


    So I'll go with the court site....
     
  4. Gardenkeep

    Gardenkeep Former Member

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    See that discovery? I'm floored every time I read it. :eek:
     
  5. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    Yes, me too.
     
  6. Seattle1

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    Yes -- I believe TN is similar to Colorado where each initially followed the Constitution and adopted no bond for capital murder (death penalty not required) unless exception such as PEPG is not met.
     
  7. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    Link?
     
  8. Gardenkeep

    Gardenkeep Former Member

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    Refer to Niner's post which contains the link. Also, as outlined in the status hearing on September 30th, which is still accessible on the Sullivan County Criminal Court site.

    EBM to include additional msm source:

    Judge sets trial date for Megan Boswell; defense attorney requests that her bond be lowered | WFXRtv

    "Staubus said that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will have the case’s forensic testing finished by November 2021.
    “We’ve provided Mr. Sproles 87,000 images; 57 hours of video footage; 18 hours of audio footage; 28,000 text messages; and more than 24,000 pages of social media,” Staubus said."
     
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  9. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    ^^bbm
    Thanks for your reply @Gardenkeep. I misunderstood your post directing readers to "see that discovery" as actual court information newly released. Yes - the number of images, messages, etc. is not surprising in this day and rivals many other cases.
     
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  11. nyvictoria

    nyvictoria Well-Known Member

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    IMO we’ll be seeing much longer wait times for all trials because of the digital, video and electronic evidence that’s available now. It’s mind boggling how much data there is for both sides to sift through. The upside is that is, it’s becoming very difficult for those who are guilty to evade justice.
     
  12. thorawaked

    thorawaked New Member

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    I'm sorry, I'm not that familiar with US legal terms; what does "Two counts of 1st degree felony murder" means? Does it mean that there are two victims (hence two counts)? And does it mean that murder took place during a felony?

    Thanks in advance.
    Justice for little Evelyn:(
     
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    No - not 2 victims - maybe @Seattle1 - can explain better. Since the court site doesn't really spell it out.
     
  14. Seattle1

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    The additional murder and child abuse counts are penalty aggravators.

    MB faces a total of 19 counts where counts 2 and 4 are imposed for added penalty where the murder victim was under the age of 12 -- an aggravating factor under TN law:

    # Party Name TCA Code TCA Desc Filing Date Violation Date Disposition Date Disposition Type

    1 Megan Boswell 39-13-202 FIRST DEGREE MURDER 08/19/2020 12/01/2019
    2 Megan Boswell 39-13-202 FIRST DEGREE MURDER 08/19/2020 12/01/2019

    3 Megan Boswell 39-15-402 AGG CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT/ENDANGERMENT (8 & UNDER) 08/19/2020 12/01/2019

    4 Megan Boswell 39-15-402 AGG CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT/ENDANGERMENT (8 & UNDER) 08/19/2020 12/01/2019

    5 Megan Boswell 39-16-503 TAMPERING W/ EVIDENCE 08/19/2020 12/01/2019
    6 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/18/2020
    7 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/18/2020
    8 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/18/2020
    9 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/18/2020
    10 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/18/2020
    11 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/18/2020
    12 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/20/2020
    13 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/20/2020
    14 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/20/2020
    15 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/20/2020
    16 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/20/2020
    17 Megan Boswell 39-16-502 (A)(1)(2) FALSE REPORTS TO OFFICER 08/19/2020 02/20/2020
    18 Megan Boswell 39-17-312 ABUSE OF CORPSE 08/19/2020 12/01/2019
    19 Megan Boswell 38-7-108 REFUSE/NEGLECT TO COMPLY DEATH UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES 08/19/2020 12/01/2019

    Sullivan County - Criminal Case Detail
     
  15. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thanks for the explanation @Seattle1 - I knew YOU would know! [​IMG]
     
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  17. Caylee Advocate

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    Justice for little precious Evelyn. :(
     

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