Prosecutors to seek life sentence without parole for Megan Boswell

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 9:36 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Megan Boswell, accused in the death of her toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell, appeared before a judge for an announcement hearing Friday morning.

The Sullivan County District Attorney General’s Office said they would seek a sentence of life imprisonment without parole should Boswell be found guilty in Evelyn’s death.

Boswell was charged with two counts of felony murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect and a host of other charges after her 15-month-old was found buried beneath a shed on a family member’s property in March 2020.

During the court hearing, District Attorney General Barry Staubus announced Boswell has pleaded not guilty to all 19 of the charges.

Brad Sproles, Boswell’s attorney, said the defense still needed time to go through recordings that had not previously been provided to them. The DA’s office said they were still going through some of the information before sharing it with Sproles.

A status hearing was set for May 14 by Judge James Goodwin.

Evelyn’s disappearance captured the region. You can read more about the timeline of the case here.

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