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Reed trial continued again

Thursday, January 21, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A fourth continuance has been granted in the jury trial of a Greencastle woman charged with drugging her two young children.

Amy Marie Otterman (formerly Reed), 28, was arrested in October 2008 and charged with Class C felonies neglect of a dependent (two counts), contributing to the delinquency of a minor (two counts), Class D felony neglect of a dependent and Class B misdemeanor interfering with a drug or alcohol screening test.

On Dec. 4, 2008, a jury trial in the case was set for April 8, 2009. The trial was then continued to May 27, 2009.

Reed appeared in court on May 7, 2009, and a change of plea hearing was set for June 11, 2009. That hearing was continued twice, once to July 30, 2009 and then to Sept. 28, 2009.

On Oct. 19, 2009, a jury trial in the case was set for Jan. 27. The trial has now been pushed back to April 14.

Reed was arrested as the result of an investigation initiated by the Putnam County Department of Child Services. According to court documents, Reed's then 1-year-old and 3-month old daughters tested positive for methamphetamine, methadone, cocaine and marijuana.

Reed was pregnant at the time of her arrest, and gave birth to her third child last spring. That child is in Reed's care, while the two children involved in the case have been living with family members.

Reed was in jail for several months before being released into an independent outpatient drug rehabilitation program in January 2009. Eventually, she transferred into a local drug treatment program.

Court documents indicate that Reed has been submitting to court-ordered drug testing since her release from jail. She has completed an outpatient drug rehabilitation program.

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People like this should not be out of jail... Throw the book at her.... This isn't the first time she has been in jail... Should be a habitual offender.....

-- Posted by Innocent on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 8:17 AM

Sandman,only 98%?I would have thought it would be higher.All jokes aside this is horriable,somebody needs to help these children(all three)and the mother,maybe some jail time will do her good.

-- Posted by obeone on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 9:29 AM

well well here we go agian how dose she get buy with this. better yet how does thev court get buy with it.

-- Posted by sunrise on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 9:49 PM

what was the judge thinkin??? these babies are being loved an taken care of where they are, they are safe and stable an been that way since put in their grandparents care and should NOT have to be exposed to the ABUSE they have already endured!!! animal abuse seems carries more time than poisoning our children???? THIS IS JUSTICE??? think about what youve done judge!!!!

-- Posted by kathydavis on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 10:34 AM

throw the book at her!!! she should not be allowed to walk the streets, my grandbabies have rights too! leave them in the home their in...where their safe, secure, loved and NEVER exposed to drugs!! leave them where their safe!!!

-- Posted by kathydavis on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 10:40 AM

I had a friend that was in jail with her and she was bragging bout everything that happened. at that time she was like five or six months pregnant and would walk around sucking her stomach in. this girl is nuts and doesnt need N E KIDS with her. shes a joke.as soon as the drug test stop comen shell be back to the old her. her grandma is right. this woman showed no remorse for what she did

-- Posted by haveaheartpeople on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 9:24 PM

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