KINGWOOD — A movement to compel filed by Assistant Prosecuting Legal professional Megan Fields to get information from the West Virginia Division of Well being and Human Assets (DHHR) was not dominated on throughout a Wednesday listening to.
As an alternative, Circuit Choose Stephen Shaffer ordered the attorneys concerned to file proposed findings of info and conclusions of legislation by Jan. 12.
Shaffer mentioned he would then situation an order.
Fields is searching for information from the DHHR that features names of people who filed alleged little one abuse and neglect in opposition to Cassandra Diann Sisler, a trainer at Central Preston Center Faculty in Kingwood. Sisler was arrested in October on 4 counts of kid abuse for allegedly duct-taping a scholar’s mouth and wrapping his wrists with tape on a number of events.
Fields and Assistant Legal professional Common Chaelyn Casteel, who represented the DHHR on the listening to, had agreed that the DHHR would supply the referral types to the prosecutor’s workplace. The types don’t embody the names of the people who filed the costs or the names of the kids who witnessed the alleged incident.
Sisler’s lawyer, Jeff Culpepper of Morgantown, filed two motions however Shaffer didn’t rule on these both. One of many motions was about interviewing the kids who witnessed the alleged little one abuse, and the opposite was to permit Sisler to journey out of state.
Wednesday’s listening to had been rescheduled from earlier this month by Shaffer, who mentioned he believed Sisler and her lawyer ought to be current in courtroom throughout the proceedings.
“A defendant has the suitable to take part in any courtroom continuing regarding them,” Shaffer mentioned throughout final week’s listening to. “I imagine Sisler and her lawyer ought to be in courtroom. I don’t know if some other levels will come up from these proceedings. I’m going to reschedule and work it in subsequent week. I don’t need something to come back up additional down the road. We’ll work it in and get it achieved earlier than Christmas.”