Last of the sentencing in Codi Aston ...

Last of the sentencing in Codi Aston Case

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Thelma Spangler

Sullivan, MO

#1 Aug 5, 2008
De Soto woman gets probation in child abuse case

By Sarah AuBuchon
Saturday, August 2, 2008 10:13 AM CDT

Pamela D. Minehart, 55, De Soto, will not serve any prison time for her involvement with the 2005 death of 2-year-old Codi Aston.

Associate Judge Nathan Stewart gave Minehart two years probation Tuesday for the charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

According to court records, Minehart did nothing to stop her daughter, Melissa Minehart, 34, De Soto, from inflicting injuries to Codi that ultimately led to the child's death. Authorities said Minehart should have reported the abuse to the proper authorities.Thelma Spangler, Codi's grandmother, said she feels probation was not enough.

"Pam knew what was up, but she refused to see it," she said. "As a grandmother, she failed very, very badly. I feel if Pam would have opened her mouth and said something to (Codi's father) Brian (Aston), maybe Codi would be here."

Melissa Minehart was sentenced in April to a total of 10 years for involuntary manslaughter and abuse of a child.

Codi died in February 2005 of blunt head trauma while staying with Aston, 30, now of Montgomery City, and Minehart. At the time of the incident Codi lived with her mother, Angela Scott, of Owensville.

Aston received five years probation earlier this year for first-degree child endangerment in the case.

Spangler said she's been unhappy with the whole justice system when it comes to Codi.

"Nothing's been fair or right through all of this," she said. "It's still hard to try to heal knowing that the justice system wasn't really fair. We are trying to get some closure, but it's hard."

Waynesville, NC

#2 Feb 5, 2012
Bless her mothers heart! I am so sorry for your loss.I am sure it sets heavy on your mind on a daily basis.SHE DESERVED LIFE IN PRISON.She shouldn't get to see the light of day,the child didn't get the chance to grow up!!!!!!! Why should she be able to live a normal life??????????

Brantford, Canada

#3 Nov 8, 2012
10 years! I hope her life is hell, hell, hell in jail. Maybe an inmate will giver her shaken syndrome!

Dunedin, New Zealand

#4 Dec 3, 2012
omfg , Melissa needs to be dead herself ,
if that was my child ild do exactly what she did to my child , even if it means me being in jail for 10years .


#5 Dec 6, 2012
I can't be leave she only got ten years I cry cry cry when I think bout what she did to your baby your life she need to be in hell and burn
Jaysun Aston

United States

#6 Dec 29, 2012
I was her step brother related through our dad. Codi was a very charming child, she could get any thing she wanted just by blinking her pretty blue eyes. I was seven at the time and am scarred for life because of this incident. Mossy deserves to, excuse me, die in help along with anyone who sides with her. Codi and I were very close in fact I'm sitting by the little girls daughter that beat her right now. Who is also my sister. I my mom recently went to prison and was at the same prison she was at. Let's just say she might not make it out alive. But if she doesn't she got what she deserved. Ten years is not justice, she should have got life. Codi was and will always be loved... Love and miss you Codi, Rest in Heaven

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