New Details in Case of DeKalb County Mom, Daughter Charged with Pushing Woman off Cliff

New Details in Case of DeKalb County Mom, Daughter charged with Pushing Woman off Cliff

A women suspected of pushing a Hartselle woman off of a cliff – will now have her pretrial hearings closed – thanks to a judge’s ruling.

Jessie Eden Kelly’s Capital Murder case is bound over to a grand jury after her preliminary hearing – Wednesday morning; Kelly and her mother – Loretta Carr – stand charged with killing Mary Elizabeth Isbell.

According to court documents investigators said that their most significant break in the case came after visiting Isbell’s trailer – located in DeKalb County.

This is where he found a bloody handprint on the wall, and also blood on the floor. They matched the blood to Isbell from an old rape kit she’d filed with the Hartselle Police Department – BUT, they could also match the handprint to Kelly based upon a prior arrest’s finger and hand printing.

According to court records, Carr and Kelly showed up at Isbell’s trailer in 2021 and fought with her.  Those records show Carr is accused of repeatedly hitting Isbell over the head with a pistol.

According to court filings, they then took Isbell to Carr’s home – where they forced Isbell to shower the blood off of her – before taking her to Little River Canyon.

Records said Kelly watched her mother walk Isbell down to the edge before pushing her off. 

Isbell’s remains were located at the bottom of the cliff earlier in this summer.

(WAAY 31 TV)

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