Honoring Evelyn Boswell: Child advocates, lawmakers urge action in her name

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- State lawmakers still hope Evelyn Boswell’s short life will have a long legacy through a law named in her honor. Meanwhile, child advocates also say her situation highlights the need for people to report child abuse. The Sullivan County toddler captured national attention and the hearts of community members when an […]

LIVE @ 5:30: TBI news briefing regarding charges in Evelyn Boswell case

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Sullivan County authorities and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will hold a press conference regarding developments in the case of deceased toddler Evelyn Boswell. According to the TBI, a press conference will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sullivan County Justice Center. Authorities haven’t held an Evelyn Boswell […]

Grand jury indicts Megan Boswell on felony murder, other charges in Evelyn Boswell’s death

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — A grand jury has indicted the mother of deceased Sullivan County toddler Evelyn Boswell on multiple charges, including murder. Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus and other officials announced Wednesday evening that a grand jury has indicted Megan Boswell, Evelyn’s mother, on two counts of felony murder and 17 other […]

Megan Boswell to be arraigned in court Friday morning

(WJHL)- A Sullivan County mother recently indicted on several charges related to the death of her infant daughter is set to be arraigned in court Friday morning. According to a release, Boswell will be arraigned in Sullivan County Criminal Court via video. A grand jury indicted Boswell on August 19th on two counts of felony murder and 17 other […]

‘I expect we’ll have to go further out’: Megan Boswell’s attorney asks court for change of venue due to media coverage

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- During an arraignment for Megan Boswell on Friday, her attorney filed two motions, one of those asking the court for a change in venue. Boswell appeared in court via video conference so that she could be arraigned on the 19 charges she now faces related to the death of her 15-month-old […]

A CLOSER LOOK: Megan Boswell faces 19 charges, including 2 counts felony murder

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Sullivan County grand jury indicted the mother of deceased toddler Evelyn Boswell on multiple charges, including felony murder. The presentment from the grand jury lists the first murder charge is due to aggravated child abuse and the second is connected to aggravated child neglect. No further details were released on […]

Megan Boswell seeks release from jail amid investigation into daughter’s death

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee mother jailed for allegedly giving false information in the disappearance of her infant daughter has been asking a judge to release her from prison. The remains of Megan Boswell’s daughter, 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, were found nearly five months ago inside a shed owned by her grandfather. The […]

Megan Boswell court appearance reset after prosecutors cite ‘another matter’ for grand jury

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The mother of the deceased toddler Evelyn Boswell briefly appeared in Sullivan County court over video on Friday morning. Megan Boswell’s hearing date was rescheduled for Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. Prosecutors told Judge James Goodwin that they wished to bring another matter to the grand jury regarding her […]

Megan Boswell appears in court over video Friday morning

(Mobile users: Don’t see the stream? Click here) SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – On Friday morning, the mother of the Sullivan County toddler that was the subject of an AMBER Alert and later found dead appeared before a judge over video. Megan Boswell’s hearing date was rescheduled for Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. In […]

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