SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The mother of late toddler Evelyn Boswell of Sullivan County is due to appear in court on Sept. 30.
Megan Boswell appeared over video for a hearing on Friday, May 14, according to the Sullivan County Circuit Court Clerk.
You can see the full performance of the court in the video below:
Megan Boswell will appear in court on Friday for criminal murder
The court clerk said no new motions or charges were brought to court on Friday.
Judge Jim Goodwin said Boswell’s hearing is due to begin at 9 a.m. on September 30th
The attorneys are pending analysis of two forensic pieces of evidence from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. However, neither Boswell’s attorney Brad Sproles nor the prosecutor would say exactly what these pieces of evidence are.
“The TBI only has a tremendous number of cases of crime, analysis and forensic analysis that they do. And it probably affected COVID, too, ”said Sullivan District Attorney General Barry Staubus.
Sproles told News Channel 11 that he may have additional motions at the September hearing.
Sproles said if the Boswell case goes on trial, he would not expect a hearing before 2022.
“I would expect it will probably take some time next year. I don’t expect to be tried this year, ”he said.
Some elements of the case, such as B. a negotiation date or place are still undetermined.
“I’m sure the judge will have us do a few things to see if we can get a jury here in Sullivan County before agreeing to move it. Another option is that we can go to another county, choose the jury there and bring them up here for the trial, ”said Sproles.
According to Staubus, prosecutors have a large amount of materials that they could use in a trial.
“We are still working on going to court,” said Staubus on Friday.
Channel 11 asked Sproles on Friday if the state had given any indication that it was ready to offer Megan a deal.
“They haven’t. And I’d be surprised if they did,” Sproles said.
Boswell is charged with two crimes for the murder of her daughter Evelyn Boswell. She is charged with exacerbated child abuse, exacerbated child neglect, abusing a corpse, manipulating evidence, and more.
Megan Boswell’s next trial is September 30th.
Lawyers tell us they are waiting for two forensic laboratory results from the TBI to be returned.
DAG Barry Staubus of Sullivan Co. says they are still working to go to court. He doesn’t know when that will be.
– Kaylyn Kluck WJHL (@KaylynKluck) May 14, 2021
A Closer Look: Megan Boswell faces 19 charges, including 2 felony crimes
In January 2021, prosecutors announced that they would seek increased sentences of life imprisonment without parole for Boswell.
Prosecutors are due to seek life imprisonment without parole for Megan Boswell
Sproles said he and Boswell have now completed their review of all case evidence presented by the state. Overall, according to Sproles, the evidence takes up almost a terabyte of space on a hard drive.
New Channel 11 court documents say the evidence’s hard drive contains “hundreds of photos of the scene and the victim, plus a copy of the autopsy report.”
Evelyn’s autopsy remains sealed to the public by court order while Megan remains in Sullivan County Jail, where she has been held since February 2020.
“For the time she was here, I think she is doing amazingly well. She holds things together, we meet, she speaks intelligently about the case, “said Sproles on Friday.
Heightened child abuse and neglect of charges against Megan allege that her actions resulted in serious bodily harm for Evelyn. Sproles requested a list of details and asked the state to clarify these points.
In their response, the prosecutors wrote: “The grievous bodily harm of the underage victim Evelyn Mae Boswell, which is alleged in points 3 and 4, is death.”
Referring to previous cases, the prosecutor wrote: “Death is the ultimate in grievous bodily harm.”