The mother of the L goddess, who was indicted by a grand jury for hosting parties for underage teenagers, is now facing additional charges in a new criminal indictment. Investigative reporter Candace WN has been following this story for over a year and has the latest details. Instead of a traditional preliminary hearing, Shannon O’Conor had an arraignment today for her criminal indictment. O’Conor, who was indicted last week, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included seven additional felonies.
She appeared in court with her attorney and now faces a potential maximum sentence of 31 years if found guilty, rather than the previous 17 years. O’Conor has been in custody for over two years since being charged with throwing alcohol-fueled parties for her son and his underage friends.
The preliminary hearing has faced numerous delays, with prosecutors wanting to speed up the process for the 13 alleged young victims who felt anxious about testifying. The District Attorney’s Office aims to minimize re-traumatization for the victims during the court process. There have been both scheduled and dramatic delays in the case, including a hospitalization in August and a delay caused by discussions around a potential guilty plea in April.
O’Conor has expressed frustration with the delays, and her attorney has raised concerns about presenting their side of the story to the grand jury. The trial date is yet to be determined, but the attorneys will meet with a judge next month to discuss it and hope for no further delays..