Abby Young, TX, Up for Parole on a Yearly Basis, next review begins 4/01/2013

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  1. Salem

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  3. Salem

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    Additional information is in the above quotes. Abigail should do plenty of hard time. She was a nurse and should have been very aware of what was happening to her daughter.
     
  4. Mama-cita

    Mama-cita Self Appointed Goddess

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    Salem thank you thank you thank you for this thread. Emma was failed so badly by her Momster. We need to stand up for her so Abigail stays in prison for her whole sentence...
     
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    Chron.com is the website of the 'main' newspaper for the area and where you will likelyfind updates as they are released. they kept up well with the Coe trial.

    also looks as tho one reporter may have a greater opportunity to follow the case:

    "Kudos to ace reporter

    The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors could not have made a better choice for "Star Reporter of the Year" than by choosing Chronicle reporter Terri Langford. ("Chronicle journalists receive top honors in state competition," (Page B2, Monday).

    For years now, Terri has fearlessly reported on the awful subject of child abuse, asking the necessary question: Why couldn't the murder of children such as Emma Thompson have been prevented by the governmental agencies that were aware of the abuse?

    There are many fine reporters on the Chronicle's staff. But none finer, in my opinion, than Terri Langford."

    Randy Burton, founder, Justice for Children, Houston

    http://www.chron.com/default/article/Letters-Terri-Langford-banned-words-exotic-3456955.php
     
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    The big thanks goes to Kimster! She saw the need and put out an SOS. I just jumped in to help while she was busy with other things. Glad she was on the ball because we certainly want to be ready next year! Abigail needs to stay in jail for a long, long time.

    Salem
     
  8. HMSHood

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    Reminds me of Joe Paterno. :crazy:
     
  9. believe09

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    Unfortunately Abigail will not spend near enough time in prison. Once she has served her full sentence, she will still be able to have a life.

    That choice is over for Emma.

    This case kills me. :(
     
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    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A bill named after a four-year-old murdered in 2009 is in the works.

    Representative Debbie Riddle's office says the bill is a direct response to what happened following little Emma Thompson's death.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=8954397
     
  11. Ann-Tx

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    Hi! I'm a new member here.


    I wrote a comment and accidentally poofed it. Then I wrote a second comment and clicked preview. The page froze. So I lost that comment.


    Later today I will try a third comment.


    I have followed the Emma Thompson case as it unfolded and I know Emma's maternal family well.


    I will never, ever forget Emma. She has a very special place in my heart forever!


    I hope to share some info about the possibility of "Emma's Law."


    Need to go for now. Will be back later today.


    Emma . . . gone . . . but not forgotten!
     
  12. Ann-Tx

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    Parole eligibility may get a second look

    Posted: Oct 29, 2012 6:42 PM CDT
    Updated: Oct 29, 2012 11:25 PM CDT

    By Jeff Stebbins
    KFDA - Amarillo, TX

    Amarillo, TX -- Texas inmates serving time for crimes against children could spend even more time behind bars if legislators choose to enact some proposed reforms.

    Under current policy, many inmates, including those convicted of crimes against children, are automatically eligible for parole every year, but some say those inmates should have no such privilege.

    "Emma's Law" would be named after Emma Thompson, a 4 year-old Houston girl who was raped and beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend in 2009.

    Lucas Coe was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole.


    Read more:

    http://www.newschannel10.com/story/19947733/parole-eligibility-may-get-a-second-look
     
  13. Ann-Tx

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    New Parole Rules Sought in Cases Involving Children

    By: Maurice Chammah, The Texas Tribune

    MyHighPlains.com - Amarillo, TX
    Updated: October 29, 2012


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    When Laurie Thompson read a letter about the parole eligibility of the woman in prison for the death of Thompson's granddaughter, she thought the review date -- two years into a 20-year sentence -- was a typo. "We had been reassured that the perpetrators of this crime would have no hope of being released in the near future," Thompson said.

    In 2009, Thompson's granddaughter, 4-year-old Emma Thompson, was beaten to death after being sexually assaulted by her mother's boyfriend, Lucas Coe. A jury convicted Emma's mother, Abigail Young, of "reckless endangerment of child by omission," and sentenced her to 20 years.

    Young became eligible for parole after two years and will be automatically reviewed again every year that she is in prison.

    "We really have no relief," Thompson said. "We have to revisit the details of the crime every time. It seems like we've been given a 20-year sentence."

    As a result of Young's parole eligibility, Thompson and other victims' advocates are pursuing legislation that would end automatic yearly parole reviews in cases where the victim is a child.


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    http://www.newschannel10.com/story/19947733/parole-eligibility-may-get-a-second-look
     
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    Emma's Law: Bill named after murdered toddler would change parole law on felonies against children

    by Kevin Quinn
    KTRK - Houston, TX

    January 14, 2013



    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A bill named after a four-year-old murdered in 2009 is in the works.

    Representative Debbie Riddle's office says the bill is a direct response to what happened following little Emma Thompson's death.

    Emma was beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend, Lucas Coe.

    Authorities found over 80 bruises on the girl's body along with a fractured skull.

    Both Coe and Emma's mother -- Abigail Young -- were convicted. Coe was sentenced to life in prison.


    Read more & view video:

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8954397
     
  15. Ann-Tx

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    Bill Named After Murdered Toddler Would Change Parole Law

    Reporter: Kevin Quinn, KTRK
    Houston, Tx

    Posted: Mon 8:22 PM, Jan 14, 2013
    KBTX - Bryan, TX

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    A bill named after a four-year-old murdered in 2009 is in the works.

    Representative Debbie Riddle's office says the bill is a direct response to what happened following little Emma Thompson's death.

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    Young, a former Brenham nurse, is currently serving 20 years for her involvement. She has already been denied parole once, and her case is now up for review annually.


    Emma's grandmother, Laurie Thompson, says because of state law they have to relive her murder every year when Young comes up for parole. She and a Houston official want to change that.

    Read more:

    http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/...w-on-felonies-against-children-186884622.html#
     
  16. Ann-Tx

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    EMMA THOMPSON BILL

    (JANUARY 15TH, 2013) FSW

    KWHI - AM Radio -- Brenham, Tx

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    Emma Thompson died in 2009.

    Emma Thompson, the 4-year old daughter of a former Brenham nurse, died horribly three years ago, now, a new law named for her is before the legislature that will keep people who commit violence against children from ever committing that crime again.

    State Rep. Debbie Riddle is proposing the ‘Emma Thompson Law’ before this session of the state Legislature.

    She says it is in direct response to Emma’s death in the spring of 2009. Emma had been beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend, Lucas Coe. Authorities found over 80 bruises on the girl’s body along with a fractured skull.

    Both Coe and her mother, Abigail Young of Brenham, were convicted. Coe for the rest of his life, Young for 20 years.
    Riddle’s office says that the bill is in direct response to what happened following Emma’s death.

    Young was found guilty of reckless endangerment to a child. That’s a third degree felony. Only first degree felonies are on a list of offenses from which the Texas Parole Board is given latitude to set off parole hearing dates for up to five years.

    Riddle’s bill, with the support of Emma’s grandmother, Laurie Thompson will change the law. Emma’s law would make any felony against a child, first, second or third degree eligible for the five year offset.

    The Texas Civil Rights Project argues that such legislation would equate to a backdoor attempt to keep people in prison.
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    Source:

    http://www.kwhi.com/news1.htm#EMMA THOMPSON BILL
    KWHI - Brenham, Tx 1-15-13
     
  17. Ann-Tx

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    Bill would change parole law on crimes against children

    Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:18 am

    The Banner Press - Brenham, Tx

    A Texas House member is pushing a bill that would allow the state parole board to delay considering some cases involving crimes against children.

    Rep. Debbie Riddle’s office said the bill she plans to introduce is in response to the aftermath of 4-year-old Emma Thompson’s murder in 2009. Riddle represents District 150 in Houston.

    Thompson died from injuries which authorities said she received in a beating by Lucas Coe, who was later sentenced to life in prison.

    Thompson’s mother, Abigail Young, was sentenced to 20 years after being convicted of reckless injury to a child, a third-degree felony. Coe was Young’s former boyfriend.


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    http://www.brenhambanner.com/news/b...cle_9531b59a-5f37-11e2-b05f-001a4bcf887a.html
     
  18. Ann-Tx

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    This is a direct Link to House Bill (HB) 431
    It is the full text of the 'Introduced Version' of hopefully "Emma's Law":


    http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/HB00431I.htm
    State of Texas Legis. - HB 431 - Introduced Version - Bill Text --
    Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle



    83R2275 KCR-D

    By: Riddle H.B. No. 431


    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    AN ACT
    relating to the eligibility of certain inmates convicted of injury
    to a child for release to mandatory supervision.
    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
    SECTION 1. Section 508.149(a), Government Code, as amended
    by Chapters 1 (S.B. 24) and 122 (H.B. 3000), Acts of the 82nd
    Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
    read as follows:
    (a) An inmate may not be released to mandatory supervision
    if the inmate is serving a sentence for or has been previously
    convicted of:
    (1) an offense for which the judgment contains an
    affirmative finding under Section 3g(a)(2), Article 42.12, Code of
    Criminal Procedure;
    (2) a first degree felony or a second degree felony
    under Section 19.02, Penal Code;
    (3) a capital felony under Section 19.03, Penal Code;
    (4) a first degree felony or a second degree felony
    under Section 20.04, Penal Code;
    (5) an offense under Section 21.11, Penal Code;
    (6) a felony under Section 22.011, Penal Code;
    (7) a first degree felony or a second degree felony
    under Section 22.02, Penal Code;
    (8) a first degree felony under Section 22.021, Penal
    Code;
    (9) a first degree felony under Section 22.04, Penal
    Code;
    (9-a) a second degree felony or a third degree felony
    under Section 22.04, Penal Code, if the victim of the offense is a
    child;
    (10) a first degree felony under Section 28.02, Penal
    Code;
    (11) a second degree felony under Section 29.02, Penal
    Code;
    (12) a first degree felony under Section 29.03, Penal
    Code;
    (13) a first degree felony under Section 30.02, Penal
    Code;
    (14) a felony for which the punishment is increased
    under Section 481.134 or Section 481.140, Health and Safety Code;
    (15) an offense under Section 43.25, Penal Code;
    (16) an offense under Section 21.02, Penal Code;
    (17) a first degree felony under Section 15.03, Penal
    Code;
    (18) an offense under Section 43.05, Penal Code; [or]
    (19) an offense under Section 20A.02, Penal Code; or
    (20) [(18)] an offense under Section 20A.03, Penal
    Code.
    SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies only
    to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
    An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
    governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
    and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
    purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
    effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
    before that date.
    SECTION 3. To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
    over another Act of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013,
    relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
    codes.
    SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
     
  19. Ann-Tx

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    I urge all Texas residents to contact your legislator(s) and ask he or she to support Texas State Representative (TSR) Debbie Riddle's House Bill 431 re "Emma's Law". Reference HB 431.

    I contacted my State Representative Tuesday and she is aware of HB 431 and supports it. She will be working with State Rep. Debbie Riddle on this very important bill.

    If you do not know who represents you in your District, you can find out at this Link and also how to send an e-mail to the appropriate
    person(s).

    Questions 1 and 2 will give you instructions! Very easy!

    Texas Legislature Online:
    http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Resources/FAQ.aspx#2


    Texas residents, thank you for taking the time to contact your District representative(s).

    Please remember that precious Emma Thompson (barely 4 years-old) died a brutal, horrific death. Her mother, Abigail Young, became eligible for parole review, after serving only 19 months of a 20 year sentence. Young's parole was denied in August, 2012.

    However, as per current Texas law, Abigail Young will be up for parole review every year.

    It would be nice for the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles to have Emma's Law for a possible 5 year off-set versus every year in felony cases involving children.

    This law would apply to convicted felons with felony convictions involving children.

    Please contact your State Representative . . . do this for precious Emma Thompson.

    "Emma's Law" would help serve justice for many children who have been abused or murdered in Texas. Those convicted of felony crimes involving children should serve their sentence and not be eligible for parole every year. Children are the innocent victims!

    Precious Emma Thompson . . . gone . . . . . but not forgotten! [​IMG]

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    Photos courtesy: Amanda Young Mathews (Emma's maternal aunt)


    Note: The photo on the left of Emma was taken on Easter Sunday, 2009, at the family ranch in Brenham, Tx. As you can see, Emma is among the beautiful Texas Bluebonnets.

    The photo on the right was taken of Emma at Christmas, 2008.

    It was Emma's last Christmas and last Easter!
     
  20. Ann-Tx

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    In regard to HB 431, the following has been posted by Laurie Thompson, Emma's paternal grandmother, on Justice For Emma Thompson facebook:

    1/16/13 - Laurie Thompson: Unfortunately, as written, the bill will become effective on September 1, 2013 and will not impact the parole consideration for Abigail Young. She will continue to be eligible for parole each and every year of her sentence. We are looking to see if this can be addressed before passage of the bill. I will keep you posted.

    Source:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Emma-Thompson/203731323059815
    Facebook: Justice For Emma Thompson
     
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    This is so sad for the family, having to relive this every year. I can't believe she was first eligible after 2 years. That amazes me in a bad way!
     

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