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Oden released following bond hearing in manslaughter case

A Hawesville woman charged with second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence for her alleged role in the death of Wayne “Scotty” James in September 2021 has been released on her own recognizance. Connie J. Oden had been jailed since January 4 in Breckinridge County following her Dec. 22, 2021, indictment. Oden is alleged to…

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Oden pleads not guilty, remains in custody

Connie Jean Oden, the Hawesville woman indicted on Dec. 22 for second-degree manslaughter, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Monday at the Hancock County Judicial Center. Circuit Court Judge Tim Coleman appointed a public defender for Oden, who is also charged with tampering with physical evidence. Oden was arrested Jan. 4 following an investigation by…

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Hawesville woman jailed on manslaughter charge

A Hawesville woman has been jailed on an indictment warrant, charged with second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence, resulting from an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. According to court documents, Connie Jean Oden, 69, of 157 River Street, was arrested Jan. 4 following a Dec. 22, 2021, indictment by the Hancock County…

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