GUILTY PA - Amira Brown, 12, beaten to death in Reading foster home, 4 Sept 2005

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    A 12-year-old Reading girl who died in September had been beaten before her death, authorities said.

    Dr. Nicholas Bybel, Berks County coroner, on Thursday ruled the death of Amira Brown a homicide, saying she died of cardio-respiratory collapse due to a beating and physical restraint. The ruling came after months of medical tests, officials said.

    Amira, a Southwest Middle School seventh-grader, had been found unconscious Sept. 4 in her home, where she was in foster care. She was pronounced dead on arrival in Reading Hospital.
    http://www.nbc10.com/news/5734849/detail.html
     
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  3. aussiegran

    aussiegran New Member

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    :furious: :( This poor girl was probably in foster care because of being mistreated .
    I hope LE gets the scum responsible.:behindbar
     
  4. gamegirl

    gamegirl New Member

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    Truely a sad thing. Makes one wonder... why is the foster care system so overloaded that people are not screened better, trained better or monitored better? At what cost are we willing to put dollars into budgets other than programs for our children?
     
  5. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    Feb. 2, 2007--A 41-year-old Reading woman who beat, sat on and killed a 12-year-old child she outweighed by about 160 pounds was sentenced Thursday in Berks County Court to life in prison.

    Rose M. Boyd-Tolver of the 700 block of McKnight Street, who was described during her trial as being mildly mentally retarded, was convicted in a November jury trial of first degree murder in the death of Amira Brown.

    According to testimony, Boyd-Tolver struck the child at least 80 times with a mop handle in a downstairs kitchen in the home of the child's foster parent Sept 4, 2005. She then hit Brown again upstairs before sitting on the child and killing her, witnesses testified.

    Boyd-Tolver weighed about 280 pounds, and Brown weighed about 120 pounds, according to testimony.

    Boyd-Tolver was baby-sitting the child, who was under the care of Barbara Martin in Martin's home at 630 Summit Ave.

    Emphasis mine. More at link.

    http://poundpuplegacy.org/node/25660
     
  6. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    wow i bet that made her feel real tough :(
     
  7. amandab

    amandab Well-Known Member

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    From the above article:

    "District Attorney Mark C. Baldwin gave Bucci a letter expressing similar sentiments from Brown's mother, Janeen Sharp of Philadelphia, who could not attend the sentencing.

    Life in prison is an appropriate sentence because medical evidence showed Boyd-Tolver continued to beat Brown after the girl was unconscious, Baldwin said."

    Bolded by me - MONSTER
     

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