Bond hearing in Mobile for stepmom of slain children - Montgomery Alabama news.

Bond hearing in Mobile for stepmom of slain children

Associated Press - December 14, 2010 4:44 AM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A 22-year-old woman will make her first court appearance in Alabama after being charged with abusing her common-law husband's two young children, whose bodies were dumped in wooded areas in Alabama and Mississippi.

Heather Leavell-Keaton is scheduled for a bond hearing Tuesday in Mobile, where her husband, 27-year-old John DeBlase, has been charged with murder in the deaths of the children. He's being held under $500,000 bond.

Remains believed to be those of his 3-year-old son Chase and 4-year-old daughter Natalie have been found in Mississippi and Alabama. Authorities say DeBlase directed them to the wooded areas where the bodies were dumped.

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