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Jacobs bond hearing stopped for lawyer

Defense attorney Jill Starling Defense attorney Jill Starling
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -  The bond hearing for former LPN Diana Jacobs in Douglas was stopped when the judge determined about 9:50AM that the defense attorney Jill Starling was too ill to continue. 

Jacobs is charged with not reporting the death of a resident at Rosewood Manor Assisted Living Home in Nicholls.

Starling was not able to move ahead as the hearing went on, and the judge asked the defendant if she wanted to continue, and Diana Jacobs answered no.

The hearing began well enough at 9:00, when Jacobs mother, Helen Malphurs, the owner of Rosewood Manor, was called as a witness. She was asked about the victim and his time at Rosewood facility. 

A detective was called as witness next. He says when he arrived at Rosewood Manor that Friday, Jacobs originally told him she didn't know where the victim was.

 After he took a look around and asked more questions, he says Jacobs then changed her story and told him "I know why you're here." 

They began to talk further and he says she began pointing to the shed and said, "He's in there" without identifying who "he" was.

Krystyne Brown reports from the courtroom that the judge set no date for the continuance of the bond matter, and Jacobs remains in jail for the time being.


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