Monday, September 22, 2008

Brandon Williams update

Tuscon, Arizona - Diane Marsh, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted last month of negligent homicide and child abuse in the killing of her 5-year-old son Brandon Williams in March 2007, the Arizona Daily Star reports. Although Ms Marsh could have received probation, Pima County Superior Judge Hector Campoy told her that it clearly wasn't appropriate in this case, indicating that Ms Marsh had totally abdicated her parental responsibilities during the last months of Brandon's life. The fact that Brandon had autism made her abdication that much worse, he said.

For me to think probation is appropriate would be to totally overlook the loss of your son's life and to pretend you didn't have an active role in what I describe as the torture of your child.
full story here ....

see also:
Mom gets prison term in son's death
Tuscon mom found guilty in son's death gets 10 years