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    OH - Thomas Truelson, Jessica Coleman for murder of newborn, Columbia Twp, 4 Feb 1999

    ELYRIA, Ohio -- A woman accused of stabbing her newborn son and dumping the body in a flooded quarry, weighed down by a duffel bag full of rocks, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.



    Jessica Coleman, 22, pleaded guilty in November to involuntary manslaughter and six other charges. She wept quietly as she was sentenced.



    When the baby was born in 1999, Coleman was a high school sophomore who had concealed the pregnancy from family and friends. Authorities say she beat and stabbed the newborn, and her boyfriend helped her get rid of the body.



    The boyfriend, Thomas R. Truelson Jr., 25, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to three charges, including gross abuse of a corpse.



    The baby's body was found by recreational divers in 1999, about five months after it was born. It was dubbed Baby Boy Hope as authorities searched for the parents.
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    6 years for murdering her baby.she should have got LWOP.she will be young enough to have more when she gets out.

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    Wow this happened back in '99? That's like umm...7 years ago? What took so long? And 6 years in prison for murder? What's up with that?? Is it because she was I'm guessing around 15 years old at the time? 15 yr olds know right from wrong i'm sorry she should of got LWOP! And the guy right along with her!

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    OUTRAGEOUS! take note according to the justice system, newborns are only worth 6 years....disgusting.....absolutely disgusting......LWOP all the way for both. Sit and rot and think about what you did. If my 2 year old knows that hitting his brother is wrong, then you can bet a 15 year old knows that stabbing a newborn and throwing his body in a trash bag is wrong too. Our society is way too lenient on crimes of this nature.

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    SIX YEARS??????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ
    SIX YEARS??????????????????????

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    I don't know too much about this case, but I have to think that sometimes (although, lately.......) a judge / jury may see that there is nothing that can be done to rehabilitate someone. Perhaps because they see that this girl has already tortured herself enough or some other reason.

    Please don't jump me, I am not saying she deserved more / less, just throwing this out there.
    Above is my opinion only

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    According to the newspaper articles, this woman has fought her own demons for all these years and accidentally "spilled the beans" when she had had too much to drink with some girlfriends in recent years. I guess one of them gave the info to the authorities. This is not to excuse her, but just to expand on the story. It seems the "sperm donor" has gone on with his life and not had the problems the so-called mother has had.

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    Your right I just wish the judge would take diffrent measures then. If they can't be rehabilitated then they get LWOP or Liftetime in a mental institution. I sometimes think the Judges have seen this type of thing so often that it's not a heinous outrageous shocking thing to them anymore...hence the lenient sentence.



    Quote Originally Posted by Brefie
    I don't know too much about this case, but I have to think that sometimes (although, lately.......) a judge / jury may see that there is nothing that can be done to rehabilitate someone. Perhaps because they see that this girl has already tortured herself enough or some other reason.

    Please don't jump me, I am not saying she deserved more / less, just throwing this out there.

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    I hope the demons eat at her like a cancer until the day she dies.



    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    According to the newspaper articles, this woman has fought her own demons for all these years and accidentally "spilled the beans" when she had had too much to drink with some girlfriends in recent years. I guess one of them gave the info to the authorities. This is not to excuse her, but just to expand on the story. It seems the "sperm donor" has gone on with his life and not had the problems the so-called mother has had.

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    I'm sorry but I see no justification for this sentence, I am truly shocked! We've seen many cases where death occured due to negligence and or abuse of babies and children that weren't as intentional as this and haven't seen such a light sentence. This is cold blooded murder any way you look at it regardless of her reasons imo. How is this case any different than say Andrea Yates or Susan Smith, etc.?


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    Quote Originally Posted by strach304
    I'm sorry but I see no justification for this sentence, I am truly shocked! We've seen many cases where death occured due to negligence and or abuse of babies and children that weren't as intentional as this and haven't seen such a light sentence. This is cold blooded murder any way you look at it regardless of her reasons imo. How is this case any different than say Andrea Yates or Susan Smith, etc.?
    It's different than Andrea Yates, because Andrea Yates is severely mentally ill. This woman was not. She didn't just dump an unwanted newborn, she beat it up and tortured it! She should have gotten the death sentence or LWOP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK
    It's different than Andrea Yates, because Andrea Yates is severely mentally ill. This woman was not. She didn't just dump an unwanted newborn, she beat it up and tortured it! She should have gotten the death sentence or LWOP!
    You betcha! I do understand about Andrea Yates so what I was trying to convey is the lack of justice in this case in comparison to others where a baby or child were killed.

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    I live in this area and work in the legal field so I've heard about this case alot! The link will give you more information. And there are other links under that story of past info.

    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/6839743/detail.html

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    Six years is not enough time. This is cold blooded murder of an innocent baby. LWOP is the only rightful sentence. I think you are right about the judges, I think they see this kind of thing so often that they are no longer shocked by it, sadly......It just ain't right!

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    It seems the "sperm donor" has gone on with his life and not had the problems the so-called mother has had.

    that right there shows me the frightening capacity for men to be cold-blooded sociopaths.... so apparently what he did didn't bother him at all? and no guilt for what the girl had to live with...??? that's a real mental sickness. he should be locked up just for being a threat to humanity!

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