Attorneys meet in case of mom accused of killing son

May 28, 2010 10:05:20 AM PDT
Attorneys involved in the case of a Houston mother accused of killing her two-month-old child went before a judge Friday morning. Narjes Modaressi is charged with capital murder in the death of her son, Masih. She originally claimed he had been kidnapped, but later admitted she buried him alive in a west Houston park.

Modaressi remains in the psychiatric unit in the Baker Street jail. Her attorneys were in court Friday to touch base on the progress that each side is making in building their cases.

The case dates back to April when police say Modaressi called 911 claiming a man had taken her two-month-old son from her stroller at Briarbend Park. After questioning her, officers say she led them to her child's body, buried face down in the mud by the bayou.

Modaressi's attorney, George Parnham, did meet with her behind closed doors. He said she's very concerned and misses her family terribly. He does think that the psychiatric unit is the best place for her right now. Parnham pointed out that she's not been indicted yet, and gathering all the necessary information is a slow-going process for both sides.

"One of the complicating factors here is a matter of logistics. She has a history of episodes and was hospitalized in Qatar for six days," said Parnham.

He said Modaressi had an episode in the air on a flight and was hospitalized overseas. Getting those records and getting them translated is just one example of why this process can take so long.

The two sides are scheduled to be back in court in late June.


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