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Tenkei
06-14-2005, 12:52 PM
Story (http://www.foxchicago.com/_ezpost/data/19496.shtml)


(06.13.05 - AP) — Attorneys are expected to begin picking a jury today in the case of a Crystal Lake woman accused of starving her disabled teenage son.

Forty-six year-old Katherine Leonard faces involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the March 2004 death of 15 year-old Seamus Leonard.

The boy had cerebral palsy and weighed just 23 pounds when police found his body on a dirty living room floor wearing only a soiled diaper.

The woman faces as many as 14 years in prison if convicted.


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auntme
06-14-2005, 04:06 PM
This story is disgusting. Some grown folk still need a good behind whooping and then some.

gigglezk
06-14-2005, 04:27 PM
she needs more thn 14 years

Whitley Gilbert
06-16-2005, 09:06 AM
I haven't heard of this case before. What a shame.

startingover
06-17-2005, 02:14 AM
23 pounds?!?

How does this happen? She had to be starving that poor boy for a long, long time. My cousin was wheelchair bound and she got frequent checks by some kind of authority (I'm not sure if it family services or social services or what) to make sure that her living conditions were up to par. She lived with her mother and was an adult, but they made sure to do checks on her. I always thought that this was a common practice for people who needed assistance doing day to day things, regardless of whether or not they loved alone or with family. That's so sad that a person can watch another suffer so.

accborn
06-17-2005, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by gigglezk@Jun 14 2005, 11:27 AM
she needs more thn 14 years

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I agree.

innervisions
06-18-2005, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Tenkei@Jun 14 2005, 06:52 AM
The boy had cerebral palsy and weighed just 23 pounds when police found his body on a dirty living room floor wearing only a soiled diaper.

The woman faces as many as 14 years in prison if convicted.


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This woman must have been filthy! The police found the body? That probably means she didn't even know he was dead. My God!!!!

She needs to get her azz kicked something terrible. How do you let your disabled child starve to death in a filthy house with a soiled diaper on? You need an azz-kicking something serious!!! And you need to be on trial for MURDER!