Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Current Events > Crimes in the News

Notices

Crimes in the News Read and comment about current crimes committed. Remember the copyright laws when posting news stories!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2006, 02:42 PM
chiefs_fan_4life chiefs_fan_4life is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 347
Woman Killed Son With Blood Pressure Pills, Police Say

KSDK-35-year-old Judy Pickens of St. Louis is accused of using blood pressure pills to kill her four year old son and sicken her five year old daughter while they were hospitalized in 2004.

The woman was arrested Wednesday on suspiscion of murder, first degree assault and child abuse.


plenty more to read at link.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_articl...?storyid=91945
this is so sad!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-16-2010, 04:51 AM
Belinda's Avatar
Belinda Belinda is offline
Doer of Things
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,685
Münchausen, She Wrote: Mother Convicted of Killing Her Son and Poisoning Her Daughter Receives Pair of Life Sentences

By Kristen Hinman, Thursday, Aug. 13 2009 @ 12:10PM

St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Jack Garvey this morning sent Judy Pickens away for two life sentences in prison, to run consecutively. Garvey also sentenced Pickens to an additional 157 years, to run consecutively after the two life sentences.

​Pickens (the subject of a recent Riverfront Times feature story, "Münchausen, She Wrote") was convicted of second-degree murder and five other felonies by a St. Louis jury on June 19. A five-day trial revealed that the 38-year-old mother of three had poisoned her four-year-old son, Mikal, and five-year-old daughter, Kheematah, with her blood-pressure medication. Mikal died as a patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital on October 9, 2004. Kheematah survived repeated poisonings, according to court testimony.

snip

In Pickens' case, a St. Louis psychologist, Michael Armour, who conducted a psychological examination of Pickens, determined she had engaged in Münchausen syndrome by proxy, according to court records. It is the first case in Missouri in which testimony on Münchausen syndrome by proxy has been allowed as a motive.

Much more at link:
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dai...dy_pickens.php

I did not find her in the DOC system, so am wondering if she is in a mental facility. She was going to appeal, so I will check for that to see if it was overturned.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Belinda For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 05-16-2010, 05:02 AM
Belinda's Avatar
Belinda Belinda is offline
Doer of Things
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,685
The court records didn't tell where she is, but there is going to be an appeal. Several motions for extension of time to file brief have been filed. The latest due date on the appeal brief is 05/28/2010.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Belinda For This Useful Post:
  #4  
Old 07-10-2010, 01:04 PM
Belinda's Avatar
Belinda Belinda is offline
Doer of Things
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,685
Judy Pickens is located at the Women's Eastern Reception/Diag. Correctional Center. Obviously she does not have a parole date.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Belinda For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!