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Mom of 12-year-old Utah boy found severely malnourished looking for release from jail

Brandy Jaynes

(KUTV) Brandy Jaynes, the mother accused of locking her son in a bathroom and starving him for one to two years in her Toquerville, Utah, home, had her second roll call in 5th District court Monday.

During the hearing Jaynes' defense attorney, Edward Flint, filed a motion for a bail hearing to address Jaynes' bail in an effort to get her out of jail sooner.

This move is relatively routine in criminal cases and Angie Reddish-Day, lead prosecutor in this case, said the move was not unexpected, especially in light of the fact that the bail is set at $20,000 cash only.

“Defense counsel is advocating for a reduction in the bail amount and-or to address whether the defendant should be allowed release on a bail bond,” Reddish-Day said.

Now with two roll call hearings down, a bail hearing has been set for Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. in St. George in front of Judge Ludlow. At this hearing, there will be evidence shown and arguments presented to the court.

“The state is opposed to this motion and any changes to the defendant’s bail,” Reddish-Day said.

According to the Washington County Justice Center, the 12-year-old is now out of the hospital and living with a foster family.

A trust fund has been set up for the pre-teen and so far it has raised about $2,600.

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