Madalina dad and mom might be in jail for years

CORNELIUS, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The dad and mom of lacking 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari might keep in jail for years awaiting trial on the cost of not reporting their daughter lacking, in accordance with a legal protection lawyer.

Madalina’s dad and mom are usually not saying a lot.

“At this level, I would just inform my shopper to take a seat there and hold their mouth shut,” mentioned legal protection lawyer Carlyle Sherrill. “Something you say can be utilized towards 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.

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

In contrast to Madalina’s dad and mom, the couple stayed out of jail and saved speaking.

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

The lie did not work, and the 2 are actually 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 lady, raises questions.

“That journey to Michigan bothers me,” mentioned Sherrill. “It bothers me as a result of she disappeared on the identical time. She disappears, and he is going someplace distant, a number of states away, then he appears to be like suspicious,” mentioned Sherrill.

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

Or he says they may put up a property bond on their Cornelius dwelling, posting the mixed $450,000 bond. An alternative choice has every mum or dad posting bail and getting out individually, however a decide mentioned they’d should 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 exhausting case to become involved in as an lawyer as a result of you do not know what it will flip into. You do not know. It might be a homicide case earlier than it is over,” mentioned Sherrill.

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