Post # 1
Agreed that her punishment for gluing an innocent childs hands to the wall all because of an potty training accident should be SEVERELY punished, but is 99 years too excessive?
Does anyone find it troublesome that a child murderer like Casey Anthony walks free, but this woman gets a life sentence? Im not saying she should not go to jail, but not sure that the punishment fits the crime??
Post # 3
Um, she put her two year old in a coma? The article states:
“Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, bruises and bite marks, and was in a coma for a couple of days. Some skin had been torn off her hands, where doctors also found paint chips from the apartment wall, witnesses testified.”
This is more than “just” a hand glued to the wall, this is insane child abuse. So I think this woman got what she deserves, honestly. If you can put a two year old in a coma…yeesh.
Also, Casey Anthony was found not guilty by a jury of her peers. You may not believe it, but a court did, and so did a jury, so using that as your argument doesn’t work there.
Post # 4
She nearly killed her child and was found guilty. Yes, I think the punishment fits the crime. Casey Anthony was found not guilty by a jury. That’s how the justice system works sometimes. It’s not like a judge set her free.
Post # 5
Casey Anothony was punished according to the conviction of her crime, not guilty so she walked away. This woman was found guilty and heck yes she got what she deserved. Who beats a two year old because a potty accident??? And she had other kids so how have those kids suffered? I have no pity for people who beat innocent children.
Post # 6
Anyone who hurts or kills their innocent child through neglect, abuse, or whatever should be punished in such a way. I find it horrible that some women and men get probation or a couple years when their child doesn’t even get another day.
Post # 7
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99 years doesn’t fit…. it’s too short of a sentence. People like that disgust me. They are the scourge of the world.
Post # 8
I hope somebody does the same thing to her every day while she rots in there.
Post # 9
I dont disagree that she should be punished….but it blows my mind that our justice system seems to be this screwed up. People that are OBVIOUSLY guilty (even though not convicted due to “reasonable doubt”) get to walk free, and potentially profit from their experience (thats a whole other topic though!). Yes, she tortured her child, but is a life sentence the right conviction?? Not saying it is, and not saying its not, but wanted to see what the community thought of this…
Post # 10
I think she was let off too easy. Any inhumane treatment of a child is horrible and deserves punishment to the fullest extent.
Post # 11
Absolutely fitting. Some people leave 2 year olds alone to die of starvation and get less time. Anyone who would put a child in harm’s way is a monster.
Post # 12
I’m almost 98% in the rehabilitation side of things. So no, I don’t think it’s fitting at all. I think she should be out of prison, in therapy, allowed visits with the child only under supervised, and under the recomendation by a professional.
This woman is clearly not well in the head. And more often than not, these individuals can become better people and serve as productive members of society IF given the help they so deperately need.
Post # 13
I think the punishment fits the crime. Who glues a child’s hands to a wall?? And then beats them almost to the point of death over potty training??
You cannot say for sure that Casey Anthony is child murderer. She was found not guilty. There was no solid evidence linking her to the crime. This woman admitted to what she did and now she is being punished. Casey Anthony chose to take her case to trial and was found not guilty. So she gets to walk free after being tried by a jury of her peers.
Post # 14
@vmec: You think it is healthy for kids who were terrorized by their mom to be court forced to re-live their terror on scheduled intervals? The mom should and is getting therapy it sounds like from the article for anger managment but I don’t see how there is any reason those kids should be required to see her ever again.
Post # 15
I think the sentence is a little long. But wow, this kind of stuff really makes me want to say some people should be sterilized and not have kids anymore. I don’t really believe this, but this kind of stuff makes me consider it.
Post # 16
Honestly, I think the Casey Anthony case is irrelevant to this one, because of what pp mentioned above.
I do think that child abusers should get harsh penalties. I can’y say whether she should have gotten more or less time, not my place to say. What I will say is that I am glad she got time served because putting your own (any really, but your OWN) child into a coma, and causing bleeding in the brain is horrific. HORRIFIC. She says she is not a monster, but I can’t see what else could do something like that to their own child.