She turned 21 in prison, doing life without parole: a new trial for Sheena Eastburn?
An in-depth look at an interesting case in southwest Missouri, from the Joplin Globe.
McDonald County woman seeks new trial following 1995 murder conviction
much, much more, including a video interview, at the link above
JOPLIN, Mo. — Lisa Blevins smiles as she looks at a photograph of her young daughter making faces in the back seat of a car at their home in Stella. In another photo, she sees Sheena, her only child, in a wedding dress with the man who would become her husband, Tim Eastburn.
Her smile gives way to an expression of sadness.
“She was only 15 then. She was just a kid,’’ said Blevins. “Sheena was wild. I will admit that. For her and Tim, life was one big party.’’
We are, I know not how, double in ourselves, so that what we believe we disbelieve, and cannot rid ourselves of what we condemn. (Michel de Montaigne)