A motion to remand Brandie McLean's forgery and endangering the welfare of a child charges for a preliminary hearing was overruled by Judge Jon Dermott and a tentative trial date has been scheduled for Sept 12 in Jasper County Circuit Court, with a fallback date of Sept. 26.
Ms. McLean originally pleaded guilty to the charges, but withdrew the plea after she discovered it could keep her from regaining custody of her children. The endangering the welfare charge was filed after her two-year-old was on the roof of her home, in Webb City where she was living at that time. The Division of Family Services took her four children away from her.
One of the children, Braxton Wooden, 8, was shot to death at the Alba foster home in which he was placed.