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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