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    FL - Mathew Rotell, 6, dies in attempted murder-suicide, 11 April 1999

    Kristina Gaime, accused of killing her 6-year-old son and trying to kill his 8-year-old brother, seemed to have gained the upper hand against prosecutors who wanted her to spend the rest of her life in prison.

    A judge had thrown out key pieces of evidence: purported suicide notes she wrote amid a bitter custody battle, and the hose authorities say she used to poison her drugged boys with carbon monoxide.

    An appeals court upheld the decision, devastating the state's case. Gaime's attorneys declared her innocence and their readiness to prove it at trial.

    Then, on Wednesday evening, a secret hearing produced a surprise plea deal: Gaime pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, agreeing to a prison sentence of 20 years.

    Her hand, it seems, was forced by the emergence of a key prosecution witness:

    Her surviving son, Adam Rotell.
    http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/06/Pa..._in_her_.shtml
    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?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Thank goodness her son didn't have to testify!

    The witch!

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    That poor little boy, bless his heart.

    fran

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    Barely made it through 10th grade chemistry

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    http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/...-pasco/2303683
    Jury awards man and son more than $500 million in infamous 1999 Pasco attempted murder-suicide
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:31am

    Kristina Gaime, the Pasco County mother who went to prison for killing her youngest son and attempting to kill her oldest, was recently ordered by a jury to pay more than half a billion dollars to her surviving child and his father for the infamous 1999 crime.



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