Madalina mother and father might be in jail for years

CORNELIUS, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The mother and father of lacking 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari may keep in jail for years awaiting trial on the cost of not reporting their daughter lacking, in response to a prison protection lawyer.

Madalina’s mother and father will not be saying a lot.

“At this level, I’d simply inform my consumer to take a seat there and maintain their mouth shut,” mentioned prison protection lawyer Carlyle Sherrill. “Something you say can be utilized in opposition to you.”

The Salisbury lawyer has expertise with one other high-profile lacking youngster case.

He represented Casey and Sandy Parsons within the early days when their adopted daughter, Erica’s disappearance first got here to gentle in 2013 in Rowan County.

“Instructed them to cease speaking,” Sherrill mentioned. “That did not work.”

Not like Madalina’s mother and father, the couple stayed out of jail and saved speaking.

“Casey and Sandy simply had this elaborate scheme they got here up with, and so they broadcast, inviting reporters into their properties on a number of events to have the ability to inform this scheme that she’d provide you with,” Sherrill mentioned.

The lie did not work, and the 2 at the moment are serving jail sentences for Erica’s homicide.

In Madalina’s case, Sherrill says Madalina’s stepfather’s journey to Michigan, a day after Madalina’s mother says she final noticed the younger woman, raises questions.

“That journey to Michigan bothers me,” mentioned Sherrill. “It bothers me as a result of she disappeared on the similar time. She disappears, and he is going someplace far-off, a number of states away, then he seems suspicious,” mentioned Sherrill.

Sherrill says Cojocari’s mother and father may keep in jail for years awaiting trial simply on the cost of not reporting their daughter lacking to the police.

Or he says they might put up a property bond on their Cornelius residence, posting the mixed $450,000 bond. An alternative choice has every guardian posting bail and getting out individually, however a choose mentioned they’d must give up passports and get digital monitoring.

Madalina’s stepfather, Christopher Palmiter, has a $200,000 bond; her mom, Diana Cojocari, has a $250,000 bond.

“Actually, it is a arduous case to get entangled in as an lawyer as a result of you do not know what it is going to flip into. You do not know. It might be a homicide case earlier than it is over,” mentioned Sherrill.