DFCS files motion to deny Leilani Simon’s lawyers request to review cases
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Department of Family and Children’s Service is asking Superior Court to deny the request from Leilani Simon’s lawyers to review certain cases.
Last week, Simon’s lawyers asked a judge to subpoena all Department of Family and Children’s Services files involving her three children, two of their fathers, and Billie Jo Howell - her mother.
The motion asks the judge to review whether disclosing those records will impact Simon getting a fair trial.
On Friday the Georgia Department of Human Services, acting through DFCS, filed a motion to deny access to those files.
The motion says that the documents are confidential and protected. The motion also mentions a Protective Order that was entered by the Juvenile Court of Chatham County on Oct. 18, 2022.
Leilani was indicted on felony charges in December by a Chatham County grand jury.
She is accused of murdering her son, Quinton Simon.
Simon is expected in court again for a motion hearing on January 25th.
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