Pre-trial Held for Mother of Three Fire Victims

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A pre-trial was held for Jonetta Woods, Tuesday afternoon.

She’s the mother of three children that died in a fire at Interfaith Homes on February 18th.

Woods is fighting to keep custody of her surviving daughter, Drayanna O’Day, who is now 5.

Woods, however, did not show up to court.

Her attorney, a case worker, a Kalamazoo County prosecutor, and an attorney representing Fred Glespie (Woods’ boyfriend), were present.

The five year old’s father, Deondray O’Day Lee, listened from prison in Saginaw via video conference.

The group discussed jury procedures and house keeping heading into trial.

Woods’ trial is scheduled for May 14th and 15th.

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  • Scherzerfan

    Sad, mom dosn't show up and dad is listening from his cell. What kind of nightmare is in store for the remaining five year old.

  • Don

    You have got to be kidding me. House cleaning is an issue. How about abandoning your kids and them burning up. Put her in a cell and toss in a match. Her remaining child should never be in her custody again.

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