East Tennessee teen mother pleads not guilty to murder in death of toddler

Aug 31, 2020

East Tenn. toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell's remains were found earlier this year buried in a shed belonging to her grandfather.
Credit Boswell family

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager has pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges in the death of her 15-month-old daughter, whose disappearance prompted a search across three states.

News outlets report 19-year-old Megan Boswell wore a mask as she appeared via video briefly Friday for an arraignment in Sullivan County Criminal Court.

Her attorney has also requested a change of venue for the case.

The remains of Boswell’s daughter, Evelyn Mae Boswell, were found five months ago inside a shed owned by her grandfather.

A grand jury indicted Boswell last week on several charges including murder, abuse and false reporting.