BRADENTON -- A judge allowed a Bradenton woman charged in the death of her son to have indirect contact with children to enable her to get a job.
Dianna Marr, 32, and her boyfriend, Trevor Cardarelle, 26, are charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of her son, 4-year-old Alexander.
At about noon April 12, deputies were called to the duplex where Alexander lived with his mother and Cardarelle in the 700 block of 59th Avenue Terrace West in Bradenton after reports the boy was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the home.
The boy's death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy found he suffered traumatic injuries to his head and torso.
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Marr is out of jail on a $15,000 bond as she awaits trial. Conditions of her release include she have no contact with Cardarelle or any minors.
On Tuesday afternoon, Marr went before Circuit Judge Diana Moreland as her defense attorney asked she be allowed to have indirect contact with children to get a job, likely in the food service industry. Marr lost her job at a 7-Eleven store after her arrest, he said.
Assistant State Attorney Garrett Franzen had no objections as long as the conditions restrict her from any job where she would be caring for children.
"The court will grant the modification to allow contact with minor children as required by a work environment during the hours which she would be working in that work environment and assigned to her job in that work environment in any occupation where the primary focus of the occupation is not the primary service," Moreland said.
Examples Moreland gave of prohibited places of employment were a day care center or a pediatric office.
"She should never be behind closed doors with minor children," Moreland added.
The defense also made a last-minute addition to the request, asking Marr be allowed to have contact with children so she can attend family gatherings where children would be present as long as their parents are also be present. The state objected.
Moreland ruled she could absolutely not allow that without more information, especially since Marr's mother, Karla Gray, is charged with failing to report child abuse in a related case.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.