Judge again ques­tions po­lice tac­tics in Mea­gan Work case

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Ryan Au­tullo rautullo@states­man.com Work

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.

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