(Closed) does the punishment fit the crime

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I hope somebody does the same thing to her every day while she rots in there.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@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
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Honey bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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