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Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter

Society & Culture  (tags: crime, child, murdered, mother, prisons, women )

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MANTI -- Ariel Hampton pleaded guilty to reduced charges of child abuse homicide and obstruction of justice. She was sentenced to

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Gillian M (218)
Friday November 6, 2009, 11:36 am
Why does America allow pleading to lesser charges? In the UK the charges are brought and there is no plea bargaining but we do allow a reduction on the final sentence. It is ridiculous to allow a pre-charge and sentence before a trial, that isn't justice.

Heather A (340)
Friday November 6, 2009, 1:25 pm
She shouldn't be granted any type of lesser charge! She is a monster and deserves the worst. I vote the maximum.

BernadetteP P (72)
Friday November 6, 2009, 2:01 pm
that not good news i glad he pleaded guilrty thanks tery

Esther S (45)
Friday November 6, 2009, 2:16 pm
I would guess that it might have been impossible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this was a planned murder on her part. They figured that the most they could have gotten was the conviction for child abuse homicide which she pleaded guilty to. Also the sentences were consecutive which means that she could serve 30 years in prison. I hope that it is not just 2 years.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday November 6, 2009, 4:20 pm
You know I worked in the courts system for 5 years and it never seems to amaze me when people of this sort get plea bargins and reduced senteces...bullshit if you ask me...sorry care2, but its true.

Big Goirly Hugs

Dee C (23)
Friday November 6, 2009, 9:10 pm
I agree Esther..that is most likely the case..and that is just why they do allow the as not to lose the case..
Its seems unfair..unjust..but in many cases it is best to at least have the lesser charge and know that they will be found guilty in it and do time..

Thanks Terry..
Sad..very sad..

Dee C (23)
Friday November 6, 2009, 9:11 pm
I agree Esther..that is most likely the case..and that is just why they do allow the as not to lose the case..
Its seems unfair..unjust..but in many cases it is best to at least have the lesser charge and know that they will be found guilty in it and do time..

Thanks Terry..
Sad..very sad..

Lone W (1428)
Friday November 6, 2009, 9:47 pm

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday November 6, 2009, 9:51 pm
Thanks Terry

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 1:45 am
You put it into perspective Gorilly Girl and unfortunately I must agree with you Lone - that says more about me.........

Marthe B (9)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 6:17 am
this is crime,murder,she deserves the maximum ,what will that be???the human justice system is so complicated!i wish her not to be able to sleep at all for the rest of her life!

Mandi T (367)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 11:33 am
WT Heck? She doesn't deserve a lesser plea! Not even a trial. Time to push for the max here!
Tx RTerry

Lisa Koehl (58)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 12:51 pm
WTF?? Where on Earth is justice for this little victim ??? She certainly does not get the opportunity to "plea bargain" for her life does she? gggrrrr This is total bullshit. The justice sytem...seems more like the injustice system to me.

Debra L (34)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 1:07 pm
She should be working for child abuse prevention for the rest of her lifetime. That should be her judgment, after she does her jailtime of course. I don't understand how they would let this women plea bargain down to a lessor charge. It's not because she's honest that's for sure?

Tony H (6)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 3:07 pm
Why on earth does she get to plead a lesser charge? She beat that baby then killed her. She should get no less than life.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 3:12 pm
Personally you take the life of a itty bitty to which will NEVER know life, you should just die...You dont kill kids no way no how...I dont care. And I sure dont wanna have to take care of her butt while she still breaths our precious air.....Yall are lucky I cannot release my full verbal comment for it would make you all just cringe....

Big gorilly Hugs

Mary D (64)
Saturday November 7, 2009, 11:54 pm
As a mother of three and grandmother of two, I can't imagine anyone wanting to murder an innocent child. Children that young don't yet know what's right and wrong - and even if they did, right and wrong are not absolutes. That woman didn't give this poor baby a chance.

Debra, I think that's a great idea, working 12-hour days for child abuse prevention for the rest of her life. And she can do it while still in prison. The Manson girls did charity work from the pen! I don't think she deserves any breaks at all.

. (0)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 5:47 am
This goes beyond me.. who would want to kill their own children.... she should get the full arm of the law and should not of had a plea bargain...

David B (34)
Sunday November 8, 2009, 3:18 pm
she kill her own child.they plee bargined her to free room and board at our expense for the rest of most og her life?and they say justice has been served?? will they at least put her into the general populas? please.maybe then the child will gain a small pirce of justice.and i have to agree Terry,my child,or grandchild,no need for a trial,well least wise not for her ..

Jamie S (13)
Wednesday November 11, 2009, 10:14 am
That poor baby!!!!! ANYBODY WHO KILLS A CHILD SHOULD GET LIFE IN PRISON OR DEATH, NOTHING LESS!!! What is wrong with the justice system?? It's like they're on the side of the murderers! A 2 year old BABY cannot fight for her life! She was at the mercy of her monster of a mother!!! I really wish they would change the laws and have ZERO TOLERANCE for people that hurt children! Then maybe people would think twice about hurting a child!!! :(
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