AUSTIN (KXAN) –The woman charged in the death of her 2-year-old son will no longer be in court Friday morning. Meagan Work was schedule for another pretrial hearing, which will have to be rescheduled while they wait for the Court of Appeals ruling.
This comes after her previous hearing in October changed what prosecutors can present as evidence. Work pleaded not guilty to the charges of tampering with evidence and injury to a child. She is accused of injuring her son 2-year-old Colton Turner, which resulted in his death and allegedly led to her burying him in a shallow grave.
Work’s boyfriend, Michael Turner took a plea deal last week and received 20 years in jail. He will now likely become a key witness for the prosecution since the majority of testimony Meagan Work gave Cedar Park Police and the FBI will not be admissible in court.
During a pretrial hearing in October a judge ruled that police and the FBI did not have a warrant to obtain her statements and called it unlawful. According to Cedar Park Police Department Lt. Chance Thomas, Work admitted to knowing her son had died, and held the light for Michael Turner as he dug up dirt.
According to the internal investigation, there were four Child Protective Service investigations into the allegations that Colton was being abused. Supervisors and case workers failed to follow policy and made many mistakes according to officials. Three CPS workers were fired for how they handled the case.