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updated: Feb 26, 2013, 8:34 PM

A Santa Maria woman was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after being convicted of torturing her 2-year-old daughter.

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 PURPLERIDER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 09:05 PM

No parole and the sentence would have been perfect.


 EDDIEKD agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 09:29 PM

Pretty bizarre sentence. The minimum sentence is life, but she got that with possibility of parole. Eligible for parole in 7 years, but with time served, that can be 4.

That is freaking ridiculous. The child will have trauma and scars for life, with no possibility of early release from her pain, fear and reluctance to trust.


 PURPLERIDER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:26 AM

EDDIEKD, your right. I needed to read the whole article to get the full sentence. Why such a lenient sentence for such a heinous crime/criminal? And that young girl is scared for life. I guess judges still don't get it, the emotional abuse alone scared her for life.


 COMMENT 379129P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 07:20 AM

Eligible for parole is not parole.... Hopefully, she will stay incarcerated long enough to be beyond child-bearing age and that her daughter will have a good life with a new family.


 COMMENT 379156 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 08:14 AM

sallyc, let it go.


 COMMENT 379158 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 08:17 AM

@SallyC - Enough already! We get that you hate them. You have made your point so many times already it's losing any validity it once had.


 COMMENT 379164P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 08:24 AM

If you don't like their articles then don't read them.


 COMMENT 379177 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 08:43 AM

A friend of mine was on the jury for this case - the testiimonies were horrifying. It is so sad - 129P, thank you for your clarity about the parole. I have a strong feeling that this monster will be in prison for a very long time.


 COMMENT 379179 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 08:44 AM



 COMMENT 379217 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 09:27 AM

Praying for this sweet child!


 COMMENT 379292 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:06 AM

People who are found guilty of torture, aiding and abetting torture, or being accessory to torture, should get a life sentence by default, no less. That goes for government officials, military and CIA officials as well as the rest of us. No exceptions. NO exceptions.

America is SUPPOSED to be civilized. Lets keep it that way.


 COMMENT 379478 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:36 PM

Good for our justice system. Someone who would do that to their TWO YEAR OLD should be punished SEVERLY. IF only there was a way to make sure she never has the responsibility of caring for a young child's welfare again... too bad sterilization is not legal. I hope that they never ever parole her.

Hopefully the family that adopted the young child can help set right in time what damage horrible abuse had done in the past to this poor child. Who knows what other awful abuses this wretched woman ( the mother) inflicted upon this child that we do not know of in the past.


 COMMENT 379783P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 09:02 AM

i still don't understand why people who are incapable of caring for themselves have children. this family has done a great disservice to humanity, now society foots the bill for the rest of all their lives.


 SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 09:32 AM

Birth control is discouraged by many religions.


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