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How does this woman not go to jail??


I give up. This board is too hard to understand.
How does this pycho not get jail time for locking her kid in the truck of the car? WTF?

Couple Who Locked Boy In Trunk Avoid Prison
7-Year-Old Said He Was Locked In Trunk 11 Times

POSTED: 3:11 pm PST January 5, 2005
UPDATED: 4:02 pm PST January 6, 2005

SAN DIEGO -- A judge in a downtown courtroom sentenced a couple to probation Wednesday for locking the woman's son in the trunk of their car while they celebrated her birthday in a bar.

The couple pleaded guilty to two charges of felony abuse. They were sentenced to four years of probation and 500 hours of community service.

Powell's attorney, Mary Ellen Attridge, told NBC 7/39 that the plea bargain was made possible because tests showed the child was medically and psychologically sound. Faria and Powell are now seeing the boy daily and are on track to get custody of him in March.

Police received an anonymous tip in August that a child was locked in the trunk of her Volvo. A dog was in the car's passenger seat when officer's arrived. Officers found a sleeping bag, pillow and car battery were in the trunk, NBC 7/39 reported. The boy told police he had been put in the trunk about 10 other times.

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