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Evelyn Boswell case: Megan Boswell pleads not guilty to felony murder

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 17:58:17-04

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Megan Boswell appeared for a hearing Friday morning, where she pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of her daughter, Evelyn Boswell.

Due to the pandemic, Boswell appeared remotely for the arraignment. She pleaded not guilty to multiple counts, including felony murder.

Her attorney also requested a change of venue in the case. At this point, the state has not decided if they intend to pursue enhanced punishment.

A Sullivan County Grand Jury returned a 19-count indictment against Boswell last week, charging Boswell with two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated child abuse, one count of aggravated child neglect, one count of tampering with evidence, 12 counts of false reporting, one count of abuse of a corpse, one count of failure to report a death under suspicious or unusual circumstances.

Boswell had previously been indicted on multiple counts false reporting.

The TBI issued an Amber Alert for Evelyn on Feb. 18. Evelyn hadn't been seen since December. One day later, the Amber Alert was issued. Her remains were found in March.

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Boswell's next court appearance is set for Dec. 3.