COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) -- Defense attorneys representing Letecia Stauch filed motions on May 12 requesting better access to their client or her release on bond.
Stauch’s attorneys say they have been unable to meet with Stauch in person due to COVID-19 concerns. They have asked the judge to postpone Stauch’s preliminary hearing, scheduled for early June, and make an order allowing video conferences again, which were halted by the Colorado Springs Criminal Justice Center “for reasons unclear to the defense.”
One motion states that if video conferencing is not allowed to resume, Stauch should be granted “a bond so that she is able to have video and phone access with counsel from the safety of her home.”
Stauch’s attorneys also said they have been unable to properly vet witnesses associated with the case due to limits on interstate travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Eleven-year-old Gannon Stauch’s remains were tentatively identified in Florida in March. Letecia Stauch is charged with 13 counts in the case, including first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence.