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

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    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.
    http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=4016598
     
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  3. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Unbelievable! Those poor babies.
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    fran
     
  4. aussiegran

    aussiegran New Member

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    very sad news .poor kids:(
     
  5. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    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
     
  6. justice77

    justice77 Guest

    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.
     
  7. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    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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