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    Oct 2005

    NY - Andrew Gray, 4, beaten to death, Wheatley Heights, Sept 2004

    NEW YORK -- The mother of a four-year-old boy who died of hypothermia and dehydration after being left tied up in a closet was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

    In Suffolk County, 27-seven-year-old Nakia Whitmire was convicted of manslaughter in the death of her son, Andrew Gray.

    At first, Whitmire told police that she was angry with her son for misbehaving and "picked him up and shook him hard," punched him, and shoved him into a wall, causing him to hit his head on a TV stand.

    But medical examiners determined Andrew died in a far more gruesome way.

    Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Denise Merrifield said that she beat the child, forced him into a stuffy closet, pinned him under a laundry basket filled with clothes so he would not move, "shut the closet, and left."

    The prosecutor said it "was like a poor animal in an overheated car."

    Only 11 yrs for torture and murder. another judge to add to my hate list.

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    Apr 2005
    Manslaughter? WTH? ELEVEN YEARS???


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    Sep 2003
    That's New York for you.

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    "stuffy closet"..."like a poor animal in an overheated car"I think they meant hyperthermia.

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    I hope her time in jail is like h*ll for her.

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    It's things like this that really p*ss me off!

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    Nakia Whitmire

    Guilty Plea
    Location: Bayview
    Sentence Date: 12/18/2005

    Offense: 1st Degree Manslaughter
    Sentence: 11 years

    Projected Release Date: 08/21/2014
    Maximum Release Date: 03/19/2016

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