HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A jury trial has been requested within the case of a Hampton mother accused of killing her 2-year-old son.
In a listening to Friday, Hampton Commonwealth’s Anton Bell mentioned his workplace has about 30 witnesses, together with the health worker, that may testify in Julia Tomlin’s trial, which anticipated to go from March 9 to March 13.
A grand jury indicted Tomlin last month on five charges in connection to the death of her son, Noah.
Tomlin, who appeared confused and somber Friday, is charged with 2nd-degree homicide, felony youngster neglect and concealment of a lifeless physique.
“This crime affected the neighborhood in such a devastating method, we felt jury trial was essential,” Bell mentioned Friday.
Tomlin reported Noah lacking in late June 2019, close to Buckroe Seashore. After greater than per week of looking out, officers found his body at a steam plant.
An post-mortem revealed the toddler died from a number of blunt pressure trauma accidents. Hampton Commonwealth’s Legal professional Anton Bell says he was “tortured.”
An FBI agent testified that in an interview Tomlin mentioned she admitted she had another person eliminate Noah’s physique. Nonetheless, that individual didn’t know his physique was within the bag.
10 On Your Facet’s Kiahnna Patterson is within the courtroom. Test again for updates.