The jury trial for Brandie McLean, Joplin, has been postponed, according to Jasper County Circuit Court records. This is the second cancellation of the trial, which had originally been scheduled for July 26 and then was pushed back to Sept. 12.
When Ms. McLean goes to trial on forgery and endangering the welfare of a child charges, she will be tried as a prior offender, according to Jasper County Circuit Court documents. No further specifications were given in the files available on case.net
The child welfare charges came after she allowed her two-year-old on the roof of her Webb City home. After her children were taken away from her, her eight-year-old son Braxton Wooden was shot to death by his foster parents' son.
Ms. McLean initially pleaded guilty to her charges, but was allowed to withdraw her plea after she learned that she would most likely not be able to get her children back if she pleaded guilty.