A May 25 hearing has been scheduled on a request by the defense to dismiss the two most severe criminal charges against Roxann Kerner, who is accused of attempting to help her son cover up a double murder.
An attorney for Roxann Kerner argues felony counts of obstruction of justice and perjury should be dismissed because they do not properly apply to claims Kerner attempted to throw police off her son's case.
Roxann Kerner, who is represented by defense attorney Russell Brown Jr., is charged with felony counts of obstruction of justice and perjury, and misdemeanor false informing, according to court documents.
Roxann Kerner will appear before Porter Superior Court Judge-elect Mike Fish, who is replacing Judge Roger Bradford at the start of the new year.
"I don't know how to go on without her," said Stacy Spejewski, mother of Molley Lanham. "I am now the mother of a murdered child."
Police said they were able to trace the email tip back to Roxann Kerner, despite her using a Virtual Private Network in an attempt to hide her Internet Protocol address.
After nearly three weeks of testimony and nearly 800 pieces of evidence, Connor Kerner was convicted of killing two teens in early 2019.
The recording, which purportedly captures part of the killings in question, was made discreetly on a cellphone by John Silva II, 20, of Hamlet, according to officials.
Roxann Kerner, who said she works as an executive for a software company, testified in the murder trial against her son after prosecutors and the judge agreed to grant her immunity.
"I believe that it's easy to have a misfire with someone who is not familiar with the gun," Gerald Dye said.
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