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Augusta mother pleads not guilty murder in son's drowning death in March

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 12:06 PM
Last updated 8:28 PM
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An Augusta mother pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of murder in the drowning death of her toddler son.

Lisa J. Stocker, 38, entered her plea in Richmond County Superior Court. She was indicted last week on the charge of felony murder.

According to the indictment, Stocker is accused of committing felony murder by neglecting 2-year-old Daniel I. Stocker, who wandered unattended out of his home on March 21. The boy was found dead in an unused pool behind the family’s home on the 3800 block of Creighton Place.

Stocker remains free on bond. Her case is assigned to Judge J. Wade Padgett.

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gmcneese 12/20/12 - 06:12 am

Lisa was an abused and neglected child herself. I pray that God has mercy on her. She may be neglectful, but she is not a murderer. She is an adult child--a victim of a dysfunctional childhood. How can she be expected to have wonderful parenting skills when her own parents were sorely lacking. This could happen to anyone. It isn't right for "normal" people to judge her. Let God do the judging. Pray for the punishment to fit the crime. Only God knows what is just.

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