Lesley, a petite year-old who was barely 5ft tall, was taken from her home in Highley during the night of January Far from it being a prank, it was a carefully-planned operation by a ruthless stop-at-nothing crook and serial killer. His name was Donald Neilson and he had entered the family home and abducted Lesley from her own bedroom, allowing her to put on only a dressing gown. His motive in kidnap Jump to.
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His high levels of sodium led to his death on Jan. Spears was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced in at age 27 to 20 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say Arizona mom Montano wanted attention from the father of her two children, whom she was raising on her own. After several bouts with sleep apnea, 9-month-old Morgan Reid died inan apparent victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. An appeals court later overturned the murder conviction.
A Forth Worth, Texas, mom of three, Ybarra kept a blog chronicling a recurring cancer — a journey that attracted money and gifts, although she never had cancer at all.
She claimed her children also had illnesses that were proven to be fraudulent, and later criminal: She received a year-sentence in for inflicting bodily injury on a child after confessing that she poisoned her youngest daughter with pathogens stolen from her workplace that caused anaphylactic shock, and used nasal spray to affect tests for cystic fibrosis. She was indicted in three deaths but prosecuted only for one — smothering 4-month-old Tami Lynne in with a pillow.
She confessed and was given 20 years to life in prison. She finally was granted parole and set free in August Jennifer was hospitalized more than times, enduring more than 40 surgical procedures, before being taken from home and placed in foster care, which ended her ailments.
Kathy Bush served three years in prison. But as he recovered, the British mother kept the attention flowing, claiming he suffered from food allergies, diabetes she spiked his urine with glucosecystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy requiring a wheelchair.
Hayden-Johnson pleaded guilty in to child cruelty and perverting the course of justice. Wilfred pleaded guilty to several counts of child cruelty, along with theft by deception for taking money donated by neighbors in Thomasville, Georgia. She is serving an eight-year prison sentence. Doctors on opposite sides of Missouri — in St. Louis and Kansas City — had no idea Kinsella used them both to stockpile medications she used to poison her 9-year-old son, Patrick, in These mothers had Munchausen by Proxy, a form of abuse in which a caregiver fabricates an illness or injury to someone in their care to elicit sympathy for themselves.
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He also pleaded guilty to robbery and firearms offenses. District Judge Martin Reidinger ordered that Hilton's federal life sentences be served consecutively with an earlier life sentence for murdering year-old hiker Meredith Emerson in northern Georgia in Federal sentences do not have the possibility of parole.
Emerson, of Buford, Ga. The bodies of the four victims were found over a span of several months starting in late Gary Michael Hilton, suspected serial killer, gets death penalty in Fla. Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson said he will give "great weight" to the jury's recommendation.
Hilton was found guilty last week of killing year-old Cheryl Dunlap, a Sunday School teacher and Florida State University nurse, who was found dismembered in a national forest in the Florida Pandhandle, where the year-old drifter used to camp. Obviously the jury saw what needed to be done to bring justice and that's what Mr. Hilton got today and Ms.
State Attorney Willie Meggs said he was surprised by the unanimous verdict, but said if there were ever a case for it, this was it. However, the decision was bittersweet for Dunlap's close friend, Gloria Tucker, who was satisfied with the decision, but said it would not bring justice for the loss of her dear friend she knew as "Sherri. She grew up with a bad home life and grew up to be a lovely person. Hilton's defense attorneys sought to persuade the jury that his unhappy childhood, a lifetime of emotional abuse and drug abuse contributed to a "perfect storm" that led to the killings.
Hilton had already been sentenced to life in prison in Georgia for pleading guilty to killing year-old hiker Meredith Emerson of Athens, Georgia, about a month after Dunlap disappeared.
Hilton is also a suspect in at least three other killings, two in North Carolina and one in Florida. Hilton, 61, wore an orange jumpsuit and bulletproof vest as he sat somberly through the sentencing. He was charged with kidnapping with intent to harm and malice murder in Emerson's January 4 death. The year-old University of Georgia graduate disappeared on New Year's Day while on a hike in the North Georgia mountains with her dog.
Hilton is too great," said her father, David Emerson. Susan Emerson, the victim's mother, said she was not sorry that prosecutors took the death penalty off the table. Nothing will bring our daughter back.
Kris Sperry, the state's chief medical examiner, concluded Emerson died of blunt force trauma to the head and was decapitated after death.
Days later, Hilton led authorities to her body, reportedly in a deal to avoid the death penalty. But after much deliberation, research and consultation with other prosecutors, Darragh decided a life sentence "in practical terms" is a "death penalty in and of itself. Hilton would not be eligible for parole until he is 91 years old. Authorities haven't specified what evidence they have. Hilton also is the suspect in the death of Cheryl Dunlap, 46, whose body was found in December in Apalachicola National Forest, southwest of Tallahassee, Florida, according to authorities.
On December 7, Rossana Miliani had disappeared from hiking in Bryson city. The witness told the police that all they bought was clothes and that the man told her that he was a traveling preacher.
They found out later that Hilton stoled her bank card and was trying to use it.Lesley, a petite year-old who was barely 5ft tall, was taken from her home in Highley during the night of January Far from it being a prank, it was a carefully-planned operation by a ruthless stop-at-nothing crook and serial killer.
His name was Donald Neilson and he had entered the family home and abducted Lesley from her own bedroom, allowing her to put on only a dressing gown. His motive in kidnap I felt inferior, in part because of the money thing. I felt kind of deprived, at a disadvantage to those people who had the money, the successful parents, all the goodies. In custody, he confessed to another kidnapping and strangulation of a 6-year-old boy, Elias, in July and burying him in a garden.
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In his article, Thomas MacMillan writes about tricks psychologists use to determine whether someone is faking insanity. Do these feeling only occur on Tuesdays? Did you experience an increase in appetite during those times? Malingering is a fancy word for faking illness in order to gain an advantage of some kind. The strange questions that I heard in court are part of a test called the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, second edition. So claiming to experience those symptoms together is an indication there may be some fakery afoot.
Other questions are designed to trip up would-be malingerers who have erroneous notions about mental illness. In general, claiming to experience more and more strange symptoms is often a giveaway that a person is malingering.
If you just think more is better, more bizarre is better, if those are your presentation strategies, the chances are good that this is not going to succeed. She was playing in her front garden when an ice cream truck passed by. She asked her mother if she could get one to which her mother told her no because she had given her money earlier in the day.
Nevertheless, Equilla took off after the ice cream truck. As it vanished around the corner, Equilla vanished after it, never to be seen again.
When Equilla never returned, her mother called the police. Sniffer dogs were able to pick up her scent and led police to Webster Avenue, by the train tracks of the Metro-North line. Metro-North bureaucracy were concerned more about the inconvenience of their commuters than the life of a little girl. The disappearance of Equilla, an Africa American, garnered little to no media attention. Compare it to the disappearance of Etan Patz or Adam Walsh, both white boys who disappeared several years before Equilla.
Their faces were plastered all over posters and milk cartons countrywide. Everybody knew of their disappearance. As a matter of fact, after the train tracks were eventually searched, local newspapers published articles about how police had held up the commuters, making them late for dinner. When she disappeared, Equilla stood at 4 feet 9 inches and weighed 80 pounds. She has hazel eyes and brown hair. Her identifying features included a scar on her right cheek and another under her right eye.
To this day, what became of her still remains a mystery. In her own words, Josefina Rivera recounts the horrific, real-life nightmare when she was kidnapped and tortured by Gary Heidnik.
Heidnik was part inspiration for the chilling villain, Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.
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Blansett was eligible for the hard 50 sentence, which would have required her to serve at least 50 years before she would be eligible for parole. The experts said Blansett suffered from bipolar disorder, anxiety and temporary psychosis due to extreme stress. Blansett told the first officer that arrived on the scene that she was trying to save Caleb from a life of suffering. Prosecutor Kerwin Spencer argued unsuccessfully that Blansett was aware of the implications of her actions at the time she committed the crime and therefore should receive the hard 50 sentence.
You are going to have to live with your dad. Blansett was also convicted of one count of aggravated battery for the beating of her son. Spencer argued that sentence should run consecutively to the life sentence because of the fear Blansett inflicted on her son during the incident.
In a statement to police, Blansett said Caleb at one point woke up and asked his mother to stop hurting him. Blansett then proceeded to stab her son to death. The judge sentenced Blansett to serve 11 months in prison for the assault charge to run concurrently to her life sentence. Blansett has been in jail since the murder and will be given credit for time served.
Spencer said she would be transferred to the Kansas Department of Corrections within the next two to three weeks to begin serving her sentence. Spencer in a press conference after the sentencing said he was disappointed the judge did not impose the hard 50 sentence but 25 years to life is still a significant sentence.
Prior to taking up the sentencing, Mott heard motions for a new trial, a mistrial and a judgment for an acquittal based on lack of evidence. All three motions were denied. Jury finds Wellington mom guilty of murder in stabbing of year-old son. Blansett was found guilty of first-degree, premeditated murder after stabbing her son at their Wellington home.
Jurors reached a verdict at around 4 p. They concluded that, shortly before midnight on Dec. She then stabbed him multiple times until he was dead, Spencer said. For the first-degree murder charge, Spencer said, prosecutors had to prove Blansett acted intentionally to kill her son.
An approximately minute video of three interviews Blansett did with police investigators was shown to jurors, Spencer said. In the first interview, Blansett confessed to using a knife.
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In the second interview, she mentioned the rock, Spencer said. Blansett is eligible for a Hard 50 sentence, which means she would have to serve 50 years before asking for parole for the first time, Spencer said.
She could also receive a Hard 25 sentence, he said. In May, Blansett was found mentally fit to stand trial in Sumner County. Blansett, 33, of Wellington, is accused of beating her son, Caleb, with a rock, and stabbing him to death with a knife. While Brown called just three witnesses on Monday morning, it was Dr.
Steffen, who interviewed Blansett for a total of six to seven hours, testified that he made several observations of Blansett and performed five different psychological tests on her.