WARREN - Prosecutors intend to fight a judicial release sought by a 32-year-old Warren woman who has served one of three years on a prison term for what an expert described as deliberately burning a neighbor's child.
Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge John M. Stuard has scheduled a hearing on the request by Amanda Hall for Thursday morning, and the judge has signed a warrant to allow Hall to be brought here from the Ohio Reformatory for Woman in Marysville to attend the hearing.
Assistant county prosecutor Diane Barber, who tried the case last fall, and LuWayne Annos, chief appellate assistant in the office, say they expect major arguments since Stuard opted against denying Hall's motion without any hearing.
They said Warren Detective Michael Currington, who was the lead investigator in the case, also plans to attend the hearing and oppose Hall's release.
The woman is asking to be released before the Christmas holiday and asks to be placed on probation, pointing out in a motion that she was eligible for release in June.
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