Charges Dismissed Against Mom in "Home Alone" Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A judge has dismissed a child abuse charge against a Jackson woman accused of leaving her 2-year-old son home alone while she went to Grand Rapids.
District Judge R. Darryl Mazur dismissed the charge on Thursday after 24-year-old Jacquelyn Jewell and the man she has been dating testified Jewell didn't leave the boy unattended.
The testimony claimed she left him with his father, Brian Jewell, against whom she had a personal protection order.
Jacquelyn Jewell's lawyer, Susan Dehncke, tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot her client initially lied because she was worried she would get in trouble for having contact with Brian Jewell.
Chief assistant prosecutor Mark Blumer says his office will review the case to determine whether to appeal the judge's ruling or take other action.

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  • by Wow! Location: Lansing on Dec 3, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    That chick's a dude!
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Dec 3, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    First and formost LET THE TRUTH SET U FREE! Second I am confused so if you have a ppo against some one that typically means u feel that potentially they are dangerous enough to commit bodly harm so WHY THE HECK WOULD U LEAVE YOUR CHILD W/ THIS PERSON. Oh i get it your safe but who cares about your kid. So I guess the 3 little boys missing right now don't just put the nail in the coffin about stuff like this IF U DON'T FEEL SAFE ENOUGH WHY LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN W/ WITH THAT PERSON. This woman deserves punishment too IRNORANCE IS A CRIME LADY & U R AS DUMB AS THEY COME! But its nice to see your picture then on the street we know who the dummies are!
  • by Sans on Dec 3, 2010 at 08:30 AM
    I don't think that she should have gotten off without even a slap on the wrist. I think her whole story stinks, and why would you allow someone you have a PPO on anywhere near your kid? If nothing else she by leaving the kid with this man endangered the child.
  • by CJ Location: Jackson on Dec 3, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    So, are they going to arrest the FATHER then? Doesn't the report state the the child was ALONE with a filthy diaper when the cop crawled through a window to get him?
  • by sarah on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:08 AM
    Well what a relief, because for a minute you looked like an irresponsible parent! Good for you for leaving you son with a man you have a PPO against!
  • by Barry Location: Jackson on Dec 2, 2010 at 08:48 PM
    I wonder if Brian Jewell agrees with this testimony? I wonder what will happen with the protection order she has against him?
  • by John Location: Jackson on Dec 2, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    How long did the couple have to work on their NEW story with the Attorney???
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