Evelyn Boswell case: Mother’s murder trial set for September 2022

Posted at 6:39 PM, September 30, 2021 and last updated 3:24 PM, July 24, 2023

By: Laken Bowles

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A trial date has been set for the East Tennessee mother charged with murder in the death of her 15-month-old daughter.

Megan Boswell appeared in a Sullivan County courtroom on Thursday, where her trial date was set for Sept. 26, 2022. Jury selection is expected to begin the week of Sept. 19.

February 2020 booking photo of Megan Boswell, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The court also discussed the possibility of a change of venire, which would bring in a jury from another county.

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.

Evelyn Boswell, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for her daughter, Evelyn, in February 2020. However, authorities say the toddler hadn’t been seen since December 2019. Her remains were found in March of 2020.