Missouri couple admits not seeking timely treatment before boy’s death

CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A southwest Missouri woman and her boyfriend agreed to separate plea deals for not seeking medical treatment for her 3-year-old son in a timely manner before he died.

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Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Garbee, of Verona, pleaded guilty this week to first-degree child endangerment. She was scheduled to go to trial Monday for felony child abuse. Garbee’s boyfriend, Caleb Williams, entered an Alford plea Monday to two counts of endangerment. He also had been charged with felony child abuse.

The couple admitted they did not seek medical treatment for the boy that could have prevented his death on July 24, 2019. The child died from blunt force trauma to his abdomen, which ruptured his small intestine


Arma man pleads in killing wife, injuring her grandmother

ARMA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas man pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing death of his wife and the injuring of her grandmother.

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Jeremy Delmarco, 34. of Arma, had been charged with killing 37-year-old Brandy Delmarco and injuring Dorma Lemaster, 84, at a home in Arma on Feb. 4, 2019.

The pleas were accepted by Crawford County District Judge M. Jennifer Brunetti. Sentencing was set for June 30, the Kansas Attorney General’s office said in a news release.

In 2019, The Joplin Globe reported that Lemaster called police to report that Jeremy Delmarco was assaulting her granddaughter. When deputies arrived they found the two victims seriously injured. Brandy Delmarco died later at a hospital.

Jeremy Delmarco was arrested after struggling with a deputy despite being shot several times with a stun gun.


Arkansas man admits removing trees from Mark Twain National Forest

BARRY COUNTY, Mo. – A 46-year-old Arkansas man has admitted that he illegally removed or damaged more than two dozen trees from a Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.

Jamie Edmondson pleaded guilty Monday to depredation of government property. Edmondson admitted that he did not have permission when he cut and removed 27 white oak and walnut trees from the forest in Barry County, Missouri, between June 1, 2019, and Jan. 31, 2020.

Edmondson sold the timber to various sawmills in the area. According to court documents the timber was worth at least $20,269, and that the ecological damage value of the trees cut from the national forest and the damage remediation costs to the U.S. Forest Service from his actions within the national forest are at least $44,414.

He faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison without parole.