Judge again questions police tactics in Meagan Work case
Travis County state District Judge David Wahlberg has ruled once before to suppress key statements Meagan Work made to police who were investigating the disappearance of her 2-yearold son in 2014.
Tuesday, the judge signaled he might do it again.
Saving his toughest questions for the prosecutors, Wahlberg said at a hearing that he still has concerns about the way Work was treated when Cedar Park police continued to question her long after she had lied about the whereabouts of her son, Colton Brandt Turner, who was later found buried in a shallow grave in South Austin.
Wahlberg said he’ll review additional evidence before announcing his decision on March 21, but revealed his “preliminary conclusion” is Work should have been taken before a magistrate on a misdemeanor charge for lying
Meagan Work adjusts her hair while entering Judge David Wahlberg’s courtroom for a pretrial hearing on Tuesday. Lawyers argued a pretrial motion to suppress evidence related to Work’s arrest in her son’s death.
Colton Turner disappeared in 2014. His mother is charged in the case.