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    FL - Lazaro Figueroa, 3, beaten to death, Miami-Dade County, 31 Oct 1990

    Miami-Dade County prosecutors on Monday dropped jailhouse informant Robin Lunceford as a witness in the retrial of the ''Baby Lollipops'' murder case --

    Assistant State Attorney Susan Dannelly told a judge she would not ask Lunceford to testify against accused killer Ana Maria Cardona after Lunceford left phone messages with the prosecutor saying she now refused to cooperate -- an attitude Lunceford echoed in interviews with The Herald last week.

    In the past few months, Lunceford -- a robbery suspect in jail since May -- has offered police and prosecutors information about Cardona and three other murder defendants she met while in custody.

    But Lunceford told The Herald that she plans to testify only against Geralyn Graham, the caregiver accused of killing missing foster child Rilya Wilson four years ago. Lunceford has said that Graham told her about smothering the child while Graham was serving time on fraud charges.

    Lunceford told The Herald that Dannelly offered her a plea bargain in exchange for her assistance in the Cardona case -- a claim Dannelly denied.

    Nevertheless, the conflict has damaged Lunceford's value to prosecutors as a witness in the Cardona case.

    ''It became apparent to me that Ms. Lunceford had her own agenda,'' Dannelly told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Daryl Trawick.

    Cardona, 43, faces the death penalty for the 1990 beating death of her 3-year-old son, Lazaro Figueroa, whose body was found dumped on a Miami Beach road wearing a T-shirt patterned with lollipops. A jury sentenced Cardona to death in 1992, but the Florida Supreme Court overturned her conviction 10 years later, saying prosecutors failed to turn over crucial information to the defense.

    Lunceford has been placed in an isolated cell since she was revealed as the key witness in the Rilya Wilson case last month. She says she's been mistreated by corrections officers, and she's threatening to sue both the jail and the state attorney's office for ``putting my life in danger.''

    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald...l/11428849.htm
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Torture murder of 3-year old Lazaro Figueroa

    Ana Maria Cardona's murder conviction and death sentence were overturned in 2002, and a new trial ordered. The trial was supposed to start last summer, but to my knowledge has not yet begun.

    Current status of defendant:

    http://www.floridacapitalcases.state...ails.cfm?id=60

    More info on the case:

    http://www.articlesbase.com/criminal...on-802214.html

    (I searched for another thread on this case and found none.)

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    this is why it's bad to depend on lying snitches for convictions

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    Ana Maria Cardona will once again go on trial for the 1990 slaying of her baby son, who was initially called Baby Lollipops by police.

    Two decades later, the details of the Baby Lollipops murder may be fuzzy in the public consciousness but his nickname still evokes memories of sheer brutality and a life doomed from birth.

    On Monday, the public and 12 jurors will once again hear the details of his short life when Ana Maria Cardona, once sentenced to die for murdering her baby son, will stand trial yet again in a Miami-Dade courtroom.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/1...#ixzz0qqnRYwua

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    Thank you, daisy7, for updating this story. The details of this case are horrific.
    This poor little boy must have suffered in the worst way. I pray that justice will be swift and certain.

    Perhaps a new thread can be started in the "awaiting trial" forum.

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    Baby Lollipops Retrial Perp GUILTY & Death again, Miami, FL

    Retrial of mother accused in torture-murder of 3-yr. old son begins today.
    Her previous conviction and death sentence were overturned.

    MIAMI (CBS4) - Opening statements got underway Monday in the retrial
    of a Miami Beach woman once sentenced to death for allegedly torturing and killing her 3-year-old son a decade ago.

    In 1990, Ana Maria Cardona and her former girlfriend Olivia Gonzalez-Mendoza were charged in the death of Cardona's son Lazaro. Prosecutors say the pair beat Lazaro to death with a baseball bat and then dumped his body.

    Police nicknamed the boy "Baby Lollipops" because when his body was found is was wearing a shirt with lollipop pictures on it.

    http://cbs4.com/local/child.abuse.baby.2.1749895.html
    Last edited by JBean; 10-24-2010 at 01:51 PM. Reason: ADD GUILTY PREFIX

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    It's a shame there isn't a quicker turnaround on carrying out death sentences. She should have been put down long ago and burning in HE*L for years now.

    What a waste of skin.

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    Defense rests, case to go to jury soon

    http://cbs4.com/local/child.abuse.baby.2.1785985.html

    MIAMI (CBS4) The fate of a woman once found guilty of murdering her 3-year-old son could be in the hands of a jury soon. The defense rested its case Friday in the so-called "Baby Lollipops" re-trial.

    Ana Maria Cardona is accused of killing her 3-year-old son with a baseball bat and then leaving his body in some bushes in Miami Beach. Police nicknamed the boy "Baby Lollipops" because the shirt he was found in had lollipops on it.

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    MIAMI -- A jury reached a verdict Friday morning in the retrial of a woman accused of killing her 3-year-old son 20 years ago.


    Eighteen years after her first conviction, a second jury has found Ana Maria Cardona guilty of first-degree murder. She also was found guilty of aggravated child abuse.

    http://www.justnews.com/news/24197740/detail.html

    Ok now, that's enough of her!

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    May this bi*ch burn in Hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenbean View Post
    May this bi*ch burn in Hell.
    Eventually she will.

    Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 30, 2010.

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    The juxtaposition of such a happy childhood thing like lollipops with the horror that baby went through makes this that much more of a haunting case.

    Why would a person do this to a child? I will never understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyaDuck? View Post
    The juxtaposition of such a happy childhood thing like lollipops with the horror that baby went through makes this that much more of a haunting case.

    Why would a person do this to a child? I will never understand.
    Oh duck, you can't imagine the horror this case struck down here when it happened "way back when". I remember all the reports. How this poor baby was found in the bushes. Seeing that now famous picture of him and the lollipops shirt.

    Glad nothing has changed and she was found guilty yet AGAIN (BTW how much did this cost us?)

    This was a cold, cruel, evil crime. May that poor baby RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    Oh duck, you can't imagine the horror this case struck down here when it happened "way back when". I remember all the reports. How this poor baby was found in the bushes. Seeing that now famous picture of him and the lollipops shirt.

    Glad nothing has changed and she was found guilty yet AGAIN (BTW how much did this cost us?)

    This was a cold, cruel, evil crime. May that poor baby RIP.
    He was found on Miami Beach, I wish I knew what street. My father was still on the fire department when this happened. It horrified the entire area code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenbean View Post
    He was found on Miami Beach, I wish I knew what street. My father was still on the fire department when this happened. It horrified the entire area code.
    Not sure what street - but I do remember it being a somewhat "affulent" section (not Liberty City) - possibly by Biscayne. I remember they talked about the "groomed" bushes and such. Wasn't it a landscaper (or city worker) that found him?

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