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Judge finds no probable cause in case of Texas mother who allegedly put son in trunk to avoid Covid-19 exposure - Erie News Now

Judge finds no probable cause in case of Texas mother who allegedly put son in trunk to avoid Covid-19 exposure - Erie News Now
By Joe Sutton and Claudia Dominguez, CNN

Harris County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Dane Schiller told CNN they will continue to review the evidence and might take the case to a grand jury to see whether there is an appropriate charge.Beam's attorney, Nathaniel Pitoniak, told CNN he had no comment.But outside court Thursday morning, he told CNN affiliate KHOU: "We dispute the facts in the affidavit that was filed in this case.By Joe Sutton and Claudia Dominguez, CNN A Texas judge ruled Thursday there was no probable cause against a mother who allegedly put her son in the trunk of the car to avoid being exposed to Covid-19 -- but the case might not be over yet.

Sarah Beam, 41, was charged with endangering a child after she allegedly placed her 13-year-old son, who had Covid-19, in the trunk to avoid being exposed while she went to a testing site, according to a warrant from the Harris County District Attorney's Office.According to the warrant, the mother told authorities she wanted to prevent exposure to the virus while driving her son to the site for "additional testing.

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