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    CT - Latasha O'Bryan for attempted murder, New Haven, 2010

    A mother of four is pleading with Connecticut officials for leniency as she faces a five-year prison sentence for stabbing another woman who survived an act she insists was self-defense, but which prosecutors and a jury called a premeditated assault.

    Latasha O'Bryan, of New Haven, said her four boys, ages 2 to 15, will end up in state foster care if she goes to prison because none of her relatives is able to care for them. The family currently is living in a homeless shelter as O'Bryan tries to get an apartment, after giving up their place in her parents' home for ailing relatives.

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    O'Bryan, a 34-year-old home health care aide, was convicted by a New Haven Superior Court jury of attempted first-degree assault and second-degree assault in April 2012. She was sentenced to the mandatory minimum five-year prison term required by the attempted first-degree assault law.

    Prosecutors said O'Bryan plunged a knife more than 3 inches into Lawanda McCrae Murdock's chest on Memorial Day in 2010, just missing vital organs. The two women had been in a feud that included a spat over a man, Cone said.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c...iency-36104958
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    If she was convicted in April 2012 of the crime, why wasn't she jailed at that time, why is she just now going to jail? Did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC's Grandma View Post
    If she was convicted in April 2012 of the crime, why wasn't she jailed at that time, why is she just now going to jail? Did I miss something?
    Maybe this, in the OP's link:
    "Her public defender, Neal Cone, asked the state parole board for clemency in October, after the state Supreme Court rejected her appeal of her convictions. He asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office for a reprieve of the prison sentence last month. She is also petitioning state Superior Court for a new trial. No decisions have been made in any of those actions.A status conference in the trial court in New Haven is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Although she was sentenced in 2012, she has been free on bail pending her appeals."

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    "... [O'Bryan] said her four boys, ages 2 to 15, will end up in state foster care if she goes to prison..."

    Some might look it this way:
    after committing the crime in 2010 (plunging knife 3+ inches into other woman), she got to be a mother to her sons thru various appeals, until now with requests for new trial or gov's reprieve, still pending.

    Puzzling: Who decides to have a child (youngest, now 2 y/o) in this circumstance? Is my math off?
    "... convicted... of attempted first-degree assault and second-degree assault in April 2012. She was sentenced to the mandatory minimum five-year prison term required ..."

    Still sad, sad, sad. JM2cts.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c...niency-3610495
    same as OP's link, dtd Jan 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    "... [O'Bryan] said her four boys, ages 2 to 15, will end up in state foster care if she goes to prison..."

    Some might look it this way:
    after committing the crime in 2010 (plunging knife 3+ inches into other woman), she got to be a mother to her sons thru various appeals, until now with requests for new trial or gov's reprieve, still pending.

    Puzzling: Who decides to have a child (youngest, now 2 y/o) in this circumstance? Is my math off?
    "... convicted... of attempted first-degree assault and second-degree assault in April 2012. She was sentenced to the mandatory minimum five-year prison term required ..."

    Still sad, sad, sad. JM2cts.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c...niency-3610495
    same as OP's link, dtd Jan 5.
    If she really wanted to be a mother to her boys. Maybe she should of thought about that before trying to kill someone.



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