Case Update: Preliminary Hearing Delayed Because Josias Marquez’s “Mother” Wants to Be Present in the Courtroom

Josias Marquez.

The preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 7 for Sagal Hussein, mother of five-year-old Josias Marquez, has been delayed. 

Sagal faces nine charges in the death of her severely disabled, wheelchair-bound son, whose body was found in the trunk of her vehicle on March 27, including felony chronic neglect of a child with the consequence of death, hiding the corpse of a child, neglecting a child under 6 years of age, and five counts of obstructing an officer for all of the bullshit she allegedly fed police during their investigation into Josias’ disappearance.

Due to the threat of COVID-19, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has understandably limited in-person hearings, so Thursday’s hearing took place over video conference. At the hearing, Sagal’s defense attorney, Timothy Hogan, told the court that his client wishes to wait until she can physically be present in the courtroom for her preliminary hearing rather than have it take place via video conference.

Sagal Hussein's mugshot. (Brown County Jail)
Sagal Hussein’s mugshot.
(Brown County Jail)

Since that is her right under the law, the tentative date for the preliminary hearing was set for June 26.

Josias, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe seizures, could not walk, crawl, talk, or feed himself. When his body was located, an autopsy indicated he was severely malnourished, but his official cause of death is pending histology and toxicology reports.

Source: Fox11 News

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