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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There were no cookie cutter guidelines in this situation. The choices were no punishment, the ultimate punishment (life in prison) and everything in between.
    I noticed that.
    Iirc, you suggested that some of the power of discretion be removed from the judge--presumably being replaced with more specific legislation, e.g. cookie-cutter sentences. Maybe I was wrong about what you meant.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Who the hell said to coddle her? Give her 10 years or 15.. but ****ing 99 years? waste of bloody money.
    You think someone who beats/tortures someone to near death should only get 10-15 years?
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You think someone who beats/tortures someone to near death should only get 10-15 years?
    So you are saying that everyone in the US who beats/tortures someone to near death get 99 years? Every wife beater, every CIA torture expert, every cop that beats suspects and so on?
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I am inclined to agree with the sentiments you're expressing. Idk know about this particular case though. We don't get very much from someone in prison. It's possible that after a decade behind bars she may have had time to reform herself.
    She does need a very, very severe sentence.
    But as it doesn't seem to be a pre-meditated crime I am not sure that she needs to be gone forever.
    While it was quite possibly not pre-meditated, I think there is strong chance that it was not the first time she abused one of her children. An attack like that, to me, doesn't come out of the blue. Yes, she lost control, but a person who has never struck or harmed their child is not likely to go off to this extent. Maybe the judge considered that as well?

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    For once I agree with a ruling from Texas. What this thing did to her daughter is torturous to the point of attempted murder. People like this should NOT be allowed to have children.
    Of course not. You're right. So the kid will be removed from her care and she should have a choice between jail until menopause or sterilization.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I wonder how many months she will actually have to serve and how long after she gets out the child is returned to her.
    N/A. Not going to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'll be a devils advocate here. I understand the personal gut instinct to want to inflict as much punishment as possible, it's natural for us to seek retribution and to fuel or indignation through it. But is society best effected by sending her to prison essentially for life? Is this women likely unreformable? Will she realistically seek to better herself, treatment, etc if she knows that she has no future? We've created a permanent ward of the state and added another life time member of our broken prison system. Obviously this is an easy case to jump on, but gratuitous sentencing with no real discussion over what the purpose is of imprisoning people is something that bothers me.
    I appreciate the questioning attitude, but rehabilitation isn't really the end-all be-all. If she wants to be a better person in the future, that's great, but that will be up to her, and between her and her mental health/substance abuse professional. Society is best effected (in my opinion) by this woman no longer having an option to be a child or other person's guardian. The cheapest and most humane way to accomplish that should be up for serious discussion.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Life in prison for attempted murder seems a little over the top. That said I have no real issue with the ruling. She can be out in 30 years, which is a perfectly acceptable punishment to me.
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    I'm guessing the woman's character played into this. During the sentencing hearing she admitted to lying to her defense team, prosecutors, police, her doctors, her jailers, etc. She also admitted to persistent drug use after posting bail and being released prior to the sentencing hearing.

    As far as I'm concerned, any person who would beat a child to the brink of death after torturing them doesn't deserve leniency. A two year old has absolutely no means of self defense against an adult, and this woman didn't just use her hands. She super glued the child's hands to the wall. She beat the girl with a gallon of milk. She abused her so severely that the girl had bleeding in her brain and was in a coma for 2+ weeks.

    In addition, two of her older children had to witness the crime and were the ones who told the police what happened. Can you imagine the psychological damage done to THEM by this woman's rage?

    Premeditated or not, her actions were excessive, vicious, and unforgivable. Some crimes don't lend to the criminal deserving a second chance. In my opinion, this is one of them. Had the child died, I suspect a lot of people would be wondering why the bitch isn't going to see the death room in Huntsville.
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So you are saying that everyone in the US who beats/tortures someone to near death get 99 years? Every wife beater, every CIA torture expert, every cop that beats suspects and so on?
    There are cheaper ways than 99 years. But you would be more offended by shooting them. So 99 years is a compromise. Reach across the isle my friend.
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

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    I still don't get where the peeing is coming from. Be honest Risky, do you just like peeing on people?
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    She would have gotten less time if she just killed the child.

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