VA - Baby girl, 4 mos, found dead in motel room, Spotsylvania, 24 Aug 2018

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Infant found dead in motel room; parents charged with... | Daily Mail Online

    31-year-olds Cherie Danielle Sullivan and James Edward Cressel were arrested this week following the Friday discovery of their daughter. Court records say the girl’s parents gave “vague, differing stories” about how their daughter was found dead.
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    Records say the girl had visible bruises on her forehead, and the parents’ timeline of events don’t match with the girl’s potential time of death.

    Two other children, ages three and 15 months, were also in the room.

    Records also say Sullivan told authorities she and her husband are addicted to opiates and the baby tested positive for opiates at birth.

    Baby found dead in Spotsylvania motel room; parents arrested

    Baby found dead in Spotsylvania motel room; parents arrested

    Parents charged after 4-month-old found dead in motel room

    Infant found dead in motel room; parents charged with abuse - WVVA
     
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  2. NervousNellie

    NervousNellie Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    :(:(:(

    Why weren't those children removed from the parents' care when the baby tested positive for opiates? :mad::mad::mad:
     
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    FlossyMay Well-Known Member

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    Yes! This is getting ridiculous. :mad:
     
  4. ilovematt

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    Whoa, isn’t Spotsylvania a pretty small place to be on websleuths so often? I feel like it’s one tragedy after another after another. I hope these pathetic POS’s rot and I hope their withdrawal is filled w/ pain, agony, chronic shits and mostly the vivid hallucinations of this sweet life they snuffed out for absolutely no reason. I hope the 2 other babies never know how unloved they seem to have been.
     
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    We’ve been trying for so many years. We’ve given up. Give me your unwanted babies. I’m so sad seeing this EVERYDAY.
    Rest In Peace darling.
     
  6. NervousNellie

    NervousNellie Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    I’m so sorry. ☹️ I know how much these cases of filicide hurt me and I don’t even have kids. Hugs.
     
  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    trying to find these guys in Spotsylvania - for Sullivan I come up with this:

    Case # Defendant Hearing Date Hearing Time Charge Action
    GT09011019-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE D 06/05/2009 01:30 PM FAIL TO OBEY HIGHWAY SIGN
    GT10016546-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE 09/09/2010 09:30 AM FAIL STOP/YIELD ENTERING HWY
    GT10021268-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE 10/22/2010 08:30 AM SAFETY BELT VIOLATION
    GT15010845-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE 09/10/2015 09:30 AM FAIL TO HAVE VEHICLE INSPECTED
    GT15011442-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE 09/21/2015 09:30 AM FAIL TO HAVE VEHICLE INSPECTED

    link: https://eapps.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts/nameSearch.do

    Nothing on child abuse charges....

    and for Cressell:

    Case # Defendant Hearing Date Hearing Time Charge Action
    GC08018542-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 10/28/2008 01:30 PM ASSAULT: (MISDEMEANOR) Mark For Payment
    PAST DUE
    GC08018543-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 10/28/2008 01:30 PM CONSPIRACY - ROBBERY
    GC08018544-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 10/28/2008 01:30 PM PUBLIC SWEARING/INTOXICATION
    GC11003721-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 03/16/2011 01:30 PM STLN PRPRTY: INT TO SELL >$200
    GC12016666-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 11/15/2012 01:30 PM ATTEMPT - MANUF/ETC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    GC12016667-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 11/15/2012 01:30 PM CONSPIRACY - MANUF/ETC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    GC13000689-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 02/21/2013 01:30 PM PETIT LARC <$200 NOT FRM PERSN Mark For Payment
    PAST DUE
    GT07007686-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 05/29/2008 10:30 AM PURCHASE/POSSESS ALCOHOL Mark For Payment
    PAST DUE
    GT07007686-01 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 05/29/2008 10:30 AM CA/FTC/CBP Mark For Payment
    PAST DUE
    GT08006059-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 05/29/2008 10:30 AM POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA Mark For Payment
    PAST DUE
    GT13000690-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD 02/21/2013 01:30 PM OPER SUSP/REVOKE Mark For Payment
    PAST DUE

    link: https://eapps.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts/nameSearch.do

    again no child abuse charges.

    Anyone have any better luck then me??

    Adding this baby girl to my list. No name?

    RIP Baby Girl! [​IMG]
     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    The photo with the baby in pink was on his FB in 2016, that’s apparently one of the older children. I’m so angry and sad for all of these babies.

    Spotsylvania is a relatively small county, basically DC suburbs, but in rural VA the heroin and meth problem is staggering. It just keeps getting worse.
     
  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Sorry - missed the previous court dates. Another one I forgot to mark as "Watched" thread....

    Looks like they both got charged with felony murder!!

    Cresell:

    Hearings for 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury

    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result
    1 11/19/2018 9:00AM Grand Jury 1 True Bill
    2 12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial
    3 12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally
    4 03/06/2019 9:00AM Trial 1 1 Day(s)

    Hearings for Felony Murder

    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result
    1 11/19/2018 9:00AM Grand Jury 1 True Bill - Def. Arrested On Capias
    2 12/05/2018 9:30AM Capias 2 Set For Trial
    3 12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial
    4 12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally
    5 03/06/2019 9:00AM Trial 1 1 Day(s)
    Virginia Court Case Information


    Sullivan:
    Hearings for Felony murder

    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result
    1 11/19/2018 9:00AM Grand Jury 1 True Bill - Def. Arrested On Capias
    2 12/05/2018 9:30AM Capias 2 Set For Trial
    3 12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally
    4 12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial
    5 03/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1

    Hearings for 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury

    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result
    1 11/19/2018 9:00AM Grand Jury 1 True Bill
    2 12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial
    3 12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally
    4 03/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1

    link: Virginia Court Case Information
     
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  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    They'll probably have another hearing before the March 6th jury trial. So I'll keep an eye out.
     
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    Illegal drugs among top causes in Fredericksburg area's 2018 homicides

    "During 2018, at least 13 people were victims of homicides, along with one other person who perished in a suspicious death, in the Fredericksburg region.

    The number of area homicides surpassed 2017’s total by two and fell well short of the 19 area killings in 2016.

    At least five of this year’s cases involved relatives and another three of the homicides appear to have been related to illegal drugs....

    Spotsylvania

    ...The county’s second homicide occurred on Aug. 23, but felony murder charges weren’t filed until November.

    According to court records, a 4-month-old girl was found dead in a motel in the Four Mile Fork area. Her parents, Cherie Danielle Sullivan and James Edward Cressel, both 31 of Spotsylvania, were initially charged with felony child abuse.

    The baby had visible bruises on her forehead. The mother told investigators the child had tested positive for opiates when she was born, records state.

    A grand jury indicted the parents on felony murder charges on Nov. 19. A jury trial has been set for March 6...."

    Illegal drugs among top causes in Fredericksburg area's 2018 homicides
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  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Guessing it's a cut & dry case - looks like trial coming up.

    Sullivan:

    12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial

    03/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1


    link: Virginia Court Case Information


    Cressel:

    12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial

    12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally

    03/06/2019 9:00AM Trial 1 1 Day(s)


    link: Virginia Court Case Information
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    for both:

    03/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1 No Continued

    06/05/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1
    06/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1


    link: Virginia Court Case Information

    Looks like it is scheduled for only 2 days.

    Wednesday, March 6th:
    *Trial was set to begin-Continued for both (@ 9am ET) – VA – Baby girl (4 mos) (Aug. 23, 2018; found in motel room) – *Cherie Danielle Sullivan (31) “mom” arrested (8/23/18), charged (8/27/18) & arraigned (12/11/18) with felony murder, 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    *James Edward Cressel (31) (BF) arrested (11/30/18), indicted (11/19/18) & arraigned (12/11/18) with felony murder, 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    12/11/18 Arraignment for both. Both plead not guilty. Trial starts 3/6/19.
    3/6/19 Update: Trial has been continued to 6/5 & 6/6/19.



    I'll keep an eye out for any court hearings before trial starts....
     
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    Because of the philosophy of "Family Reunification", and treating substance abuse as an "disease". When Substance Abuse is considered an "disease" it equates removing a child from a drug addict to taking children from a Mother who is receiving treatment for breast cancer. Horrible analogy, but premise is the same.
     
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    Peculiar - I don't find any current cases for CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD. Lots of old cases. I'll check again later.
    Below is court detail for SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE. Nothing new.


    http://ewsocis1.courts.state.va.us/CJISWeb/CaseDetail.do
    Spotsylvania County Circuit - Criminal Division


    CaseNumber Defendant Charge Hear Date Status
    CR18001829-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE BOND APPEAL 10/29/2018 Other
    CR18001974-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT 06/06/2019 Active
    CR18001975-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT 06/06/2019 Active
    CR18001976-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT - INJURY 06/06/2019 Active
    CR18002075-00 SULLIVAN, CHERIE DANIELLE FELONY MURDER 06/06/2019 Active

    Case Number:
    CR18002075-00
    Charge: FELONY MURDER
    Offense Date: 08/23/2018
    Arrest Date: 11/30/2018

    Hearings
    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result

    1 11/19/2018 9:00AM Grand Jury 1 True Bill - Def. Arrested On Capias
    2 12/05/2018 9:30AM Capias 2 Set For Trial
    3 12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally
    4 12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial
    5 02/13/2019 9:00AM Continue 2 Continued
    6 03/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1 No Continued
    7 06/05/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1
    8 06/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1
     
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    CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD
    Virginia Court Case Information
    Spotsylvania County Circuit - Criminal Division

    CaseNumber Defendant Charge Hear Date Status
    CR18001853-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD BOND APPEAL 10/25/2018 Other
    CR18001966-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT, INJURY 06/06/2019 Active
    CR18001967-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT 06/06/2019 Active
    CR18001968-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT 06/06/2019 Active
    CR18002056-00 CRESSEL, JAMES EDWARD FELONY MURDER 06/06/2019 Active

    Case Number: CR18002056-00
    Charge: FELONY MURDER
    Offense Date: 08/23/2018
    Arrest Date: 11/30/2018

    Hearings
    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result

    1 11/19/2018 9:00AM Grand Jury 1 True Bill - Def. Arrested On Capias
    2 12/05/2018 9:30AM Capias 2 Set For Trial
    3 12/11/2018 9:00AM Arraignment 2 Not Guilty Set For Trial
    4 12/11/2018 9:00AM Motion - Other Pre-Trial 2 Continued Generally
    5 02/13/2019 9:00AM Continue 2 Granted
    6 03/06/2019 9:00AM Trial 1 1 Day(s) Continued
    7 06/05/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1 2 Day(s)
    8 06/06/2019 9:00AM Jury Trial 1 2 Day(s)
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Wednesday, June 5th:
    *Trial Continues for both (@ 9am ET) – VA – Baby girl (4 mos) (Aug. 23, 2018; found in motel room) – *Cherie Danielle Sullivan (31) “mom” arrested (8/23/18), charged (8/27/18) & arraigned (12/11/18) with felony murder, 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    *James Edward Cressel (31) (BF) arrested (11/30/18), indicted (11/19/18) & arraigned (12/11/18) with felony murder, 2 counts of child abuse/neglect & 1 count of child abuse/neglect-injury. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    12/11/18 Arraignment for both. Both plead not guilty. Trial starts 3/6/19.
    3/6/19 Update: Trial has been continued to 6/5 & 6/6/19.
     
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    DBM posted on wrong thread
     
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