Trial date set for case of Largo woman accused of murdering toddler son

Pinellas County

The case of a Pinellas County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old, and lying about it will head to trial on March 2, 2020. 

Largo police said Charisse Stinson made up an elaborate story back in September, which led to an Amber Alert in search of her little boy, Jordan Belliveau.

Stinson’s attorneys told Judge Michael Andrews Tuesday they plan to ask for a change of venue for the trial. 

Stinson’s defense team told the judge last month that they have not taken sworn statements from witnesses because they believed the state would make an offer. 

Public defenders said they needed to speak with State Attorney Bernie McCabe about the possible deal, but now the case will now go trial instead. 

Stinson gave birth to a child while in jail and the baby is now being cared for by the same foster parents who also took care of Jordan.

Prosecutors said Stinson killed Jordan back in September shortly after regaining custody of him.

They said she made up a story about someone kidnapping the toddler. Jordan’s body was later found in the woods and Stinson was charged with his murder. 

An autopsy report revealed the child suffered a severe injury to the head.

The state attorney has decided not to seek the death penalty in this case. 

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