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Prison drug rehab program recommended for woman who attacked disabled relative

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 11:39 PM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 12:26 AM
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An Augusta woman who attacked a disabled relative pleaded guilty Friday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Judge Michael N. Annis accepted a plea negotiation for Shirley J. White, sentencing her to two years in prison followed by eight years on probation for aggravated assault. Annis’ sentence includes a recommendation that White be allowed to enter a drug treatment program in prison.

White, 41, sent her stepfather to the hospital on Aug. 3. The victim was disabled from spinal surgery and a tracheotomy.

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nocnoc 12/07/13 - 08:48 am
Only 2 years?

Why Only 2 years?
If it was done deliberately this is Aggravated Assault of Disabled Senior Citizen

O.C.G.A. § 16 - 5 - 101
- Just addressing “ cruelty to a person over 65 and/or a disabled adult”
and “ an elder person or a resident of a long term care facility .

Punishment for this crime is up to 20 years.

rmwhitley 12/07/13 - 02:41 pm

Females generally, in my view, recieve lighter sentences due to a lack of violent history. But obama's regime is promulgating this situation by claiming the inequity of minorities allows them to be more criminally agressive. Just as his regime is pushing for the raising of the minimum wage. I, personally believe, on this count a $15.00 min. is possibly in order for someone with a 2 year degree, $9.00 min. for high school and GED diploma recipients and $7.25 for those without any diploma.

IBeDogGone 12/07/13 - 06:54 pm

Richmond Co needs to get a set of Sentencing Guidelines. Punishment does not seem to always be handed out fairly.

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