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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    IN - John, 2, & Christopher Shanklin, 6 mos, smothered, White County, 1974

    A woman serving a 45-year sentence for murdering her grandson faces another 40 years in prison after confessing to killing her two young sons in 1974.

    Elizabeth K. Shanklin, 58, an inmate at the Rockville Correctional Facility, will be sentenced Nov. 17 in White Superior Court.

    Shanklin told investigators during a 2003 prison interview that she had killed her 6-month-old son, Christopher, and 2-year-old son, John, in 1974 because she wanted the attention they were getting, according to court documents.

    Christopher's June 1974 death was at first attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, and John's death three months later was attributed to bronchitis.
    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

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    San Diego
    Unbelievable! Those poor babies.


  3. #3
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    Oct 2005
    very sad news .poor kids

  4. #4
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    Apr 2010
    Elizabeth K. Shanklin

    Housed: Indiana Women's Prison

    Sentence Date: 05/24/1996
    Offense: Murder
    Sentence: 40 years

    Sentence Date: 11/17/2005
    Offense: 2 counts Murder
    Sentence: 20 years each count

    Earliest Possible Release Date: 11/24/2035

  5. #5
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    Jun 2009
    I'm confused....her earliest possible release date is 2035 so what about the two 20 year sentences? How come those aren't factored in? It must just be me not understanding or reading correctly, it happens all the time LOL.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2010
    Each 20 year sentence is calculated at half time for parole purposes. Almost all sentences get cut in half for "good time" credits.

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