Friday, October 24, 2008

Local BOTH Family on 20/20

20/20 will be running a story on this family tonight, catch it if you can. Also go over and read their story. They tell it much better than I could.

The Overton's were adopting a child from foster care, the child died and the mom was sentenced to life without parole, leaving five bio children, one of whom was born after the incident but before her conviction.

This case makes me crazy, from the detective who investigated the case that was married to a CPS Supervisor, can you say conflict of interest, to the inconclusive autopsy reports, to the lies reported by the media. Throw in poor jury instructions and take away the option of lesser included charges and you have injustice at its best.

This mom, barring legal relief, will spend the rest of her life in prison. Gang bangers don't even get that for shooting up houses and killing multiple kids. I encourage you to read their story and watch 20/20 tonight.

1 comment:

hsmomma5 said...

Oh, my husband and I saw this and we were FURIOUS! We parent a "difficult" child also and it is amazing to me how that these people who have all of these judgemental opinions would likely never attempt to raise a child from foster care. Our hearts really went out to both of them. It was very obvious that she was sincere and it impressed me greatly that she stated she would not change adopting that child if she had it to do over.