# Eli hart
Julissa Thaler: New indictment charges against mother accused of shooting her son
A grand jury has filed indictments against the woman accused of shooting her 6-year-old son in the backseat of her car, meaning she will face both a second and first-degree murder charge when she stands trial later this month, according to a CBS report.
Julissa Thaler: Prosecution offers plea deal to mother accused of murdering 6-year-old son
A plea deal has been offered to the mother accused of murdering her six-year-old son and putting him the trunk of her car, according to KMSP. Julissa Thaler has been charged with second-degree murder after police found the body of her son, Eli Hart, in the trunk of her car after pulling her over for driving erratically and driving on one of the car’s rims without a tire on May 20, according to the criminal complaint.
Julissa Thaler: Mother accused of murdering 6-year-old son found competent to stand trial
After refusing to cooperate with a competency evaluation, a judge has deemed Julissa Thaler fit to stand trial for the violent murder of her six-year-old son, KSTP reports. Tuesday’s hearing revealed that Thaler finally agreed to undergo the court-mandated competency evaluation to determine whether she is able to comprehend the court process and converse with her defense team, KSTP says.
Julissa Thaler: woman accused of murdering son refuses to cooperate with competency evaluation
A mother charged with violently murdering her six-year-old son is refusing to cooperate with a competency evaluation needed to let her trial proceed, KARE11 reports. During a traffic stop in May, police discovered the body of Julissa Thaler’s son, Eli Hart, in the trunk of her car, WCCO-TV reported at the time, citing documents that said police searched the car upon spotting blood on Thaler’s hand, along with a shotgun shell, a spent shell casing, and a bullet hole in the backseat. The criminal complaint also says a shotgun was also found in the trunk.
Father of murdered boy files lawsuit against Dakota County, calls lack of action the "proximate cause" of son's death
Tory Hart has lived through a nightmare no parent should endure, and now he is seeking reparations for what he calls negligence from Dakota County staff to save his son, Eli, from the boy’s own mother, according to lawsuit documents.
Julissa Thaler allegedly bought gun days before killing son
Leading up to the day she shot her son to death, family members expressed concerns Thaler would harm six-year-old Eli Hart before losing him, reports say. The Star Tribune cited court documents in a report claiming Thaler “bought a shotgun and learned how to use it”, after the child’s father, Tory Hart, counter-filed papers to get custody of their son in what had already been a bitter dispute.