BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The mother of an East Tennessee toddler, who was the subject of an Amber Alert before her body was later found, appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon.
An arraignment for Megan Boswell was held in Judge James F. Goodwin’s court in Sullivan County. Boswell appeared virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge Goodwin set another court date for January 22, where the state will likely announce if it will seek enhanced punishment in the case. Boswell's attorney has also requested a change of venue.
A Sullivan County Grand Jury returned a 19-count indictment against Boswell in August, charging her 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 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for her daughter, Evelyn, in February. However, authorities say the toddler hadn't been seen since December. Her remains were found in March.