Charges dismissed against Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo due to aneurysm

Detroit mother not expected to gain competency to stand trial

DETROIT – The charges against a Detroit mother who was accused of firing a shot when police tried to remove her physically impaired daughter from her home in 2011 have been dismissed, officials announced Friday.

Maryanne Godboldo didn't want her daughter to take medication that her defense said had horrible side effects on her behavior and could even prove fatal. She was arrested in March 2011 on discharging a weapon, assault and other charges. The charges were dismissed by a district judge whose decision was upheld in county circuit court.

In 2014, a judge affirmed a previous decision that evidence was insufficient that Godboldo wrongfully tried to shoot police officers who tried to take her daughter from her home.

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In January 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal in the case and remanded the matter back to the district court.

A spokesperson for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office released this statement following the decision:

"The MCA found that the order to take defendant's child was valid and sufficient evidence supported the charges.  The district court thus erred in refusing to grant a bind-over on all the charges. A copy of the opinion is attached. No new date has been scheduled in 36th District Court at this time."

But on Friday, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office dismissed the charges because it was determined that Godboldo is not expected to gain competency to stand trial after suffering an aneurysm in 2016.

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