EUGENE, Ore. -- A mother and stepfather face aggravated murder charges for allegedly causing the death of their 15-year-old daughter through neglect, mistreatment, maiming and torture.
The McAnultys were arraigned by Lane County Circuit Court Thursday. They face another hearing in a week where they will be formally indicted on any charges brought by the grand jury.
Ambulance records show medics arrived at a Howard Avenue address at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday night and rushed a patient to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Hospital.
The Lane County Sheriff's Office said a 911 caller reported the girl was having trouble breathing. She was declared dead at the hospital.
A. ANGELA DARLENE MCANULTY, and
B. RICHARD ANTHONY MCANULTY,
aka RICHARD ANTHONY GIBBONS,
The above-named defendants are accused on oath by the Lane County District Attorney as follows:
committed as follows:
The defendants, on or about December 9, 2009, in Lane County, Oregon, under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life, did unlawfully and recklessly cause the death by neglect and maltreatment of Jeanette Marie Maples, a dependent person born August 9, 1993, contrary to statute and against the peace and dignity of the State of Oregon;
The State further alleges this crime occurred in the course of, or as a result of, intentional maiming and torture of the victim.
DATED December 10, 2009 at Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
ORS 163.095(1)(e), 163.115(1)(c)(B)*
Angela's DOB: 10/02/1968
Richard's DOB: 05/27/1969
Agency: EGS 09-9254
Angela's DA No.: 09-8076
Richard's DA No.: 09-8075
Angela's Control: 00000
Richard's Control: 00000
ALEX GARDNER, District Attorney