Ex-wife of Andrew Maul appears in court

By Gary Scott on December 4, 2015 at 8:41am

The ex-wife of a Jacksonville man who was murdered in September appeared in court yesterday afternoon.

Thirty-five-year-old Jewell Maul now faces two charges of violating an order of protection. Andrew Maul was shot to death in the parking lot of the Jacksonville Police Department on September 11th. His ex-father-in-law, Robert Gill, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

Jewell Maul was originally charged in July for violating the protection order. She was again arrested for violating the order on August 31st. The second charge was formally filed in court yesterday.

In April, Andrew Maul wrote in his OOP request, “I was threatened [sic] today that Jewell had a gun in her purse.” He also claimed Jewell broke into his house on March 22nd twice and said, “I am now in fear of my life and must sleep with my bedroom doors locked.”

Special Prosecutor Ed Parkinson, who is also handling prosecution for the Gill murder case, says he was assigned to the Jewell Maul case for the same conflict of interest that led Morgan County State’s Attorney Robert Bonjean to step away from the murder case. He says the cases are completely separate.

While Jewell Maul isn’t being linked to the Gill murder case, she’s been heavily criticized by people on social media groups for online posts allegedly made by her following Andrew Maul’s death.

Over 50 friends and family of Andrew Maul were in court yesterday for Jewell Maul’s appearance. They left the court room peacefully following the matter.

Maul pleaded not guilty to both charges. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for February 4th, and a jury trial is scheduled for February 9th.