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DA to announce enhanced punishment sought for mother accused in death of Tenn. toddler

Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 12:35 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2020 at 8:44 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The mother of an East Tennessee toddler who went missing and was later found dead appeared in Sullivan County Court on Thursday.

A judge set Boswell’s next court date for January 22, 2021. Prosecutors are expected to discuss the possibility of enhanced punishment at the hearing.

The defense is expected to give an update on the motion made for a chance of venue in the case on the same date.

Megan Boswell was charged with murder after her daughter, 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell was found buried beneath a shed on a family member’s property.

The discovery occurred weeks after an AMBER Alert was issued for Evelyn in February 2020, but investigators believe Evelyn had not been seen since December 2019.

Investigators initially charged Boswell with false reporting, but in August she was hit with 19 additional charges including two counts of felony murder.

See a full timeline of events in the Evelyn Boswell investigation here.

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