Plea will get Catasauqua woman 10-20 ...

Plea will get Catasauqua woman 10-20 years' jail in drowning of...

There are 27 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 29, 2009, titled Plea will get Catasauqua woman 10-20 years' jail in drowning of.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Catasauqua woman will spend at least 10 years in prison after admitting this week to drowning her fiance's 5-year-old son in Fountain Hill in 2007.

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Hindsight

Kintnersville, PA

#1 Apr 29, 2009
How is it possible she could get a minimum of 10 years for killing a five-year-old? Drowning the child. Not just being negligent and leaving the bathroom while the kid slipped and fell but holding the kid's head under water for, how long? I've read everything from 15 seconds to two minutes. That takes more than just a momentary anger which compels you to hit a person in the head or push them down the steps.

She may be extremely remorseful now but who gives a crap?
SmokersAreLosers

AOL

#2 Apr 29, 2009
10 years for murdering a child???

Plenty of time left to do it again when she gets out!
Juliet

Allentown, PA

#3 Apr 29, 2009
wow 10 years for drowning a kid?! she should be shot i dont car why she did it or if shes extreamly remorseful! absolutely amazing....
A mom

Skippack, PA

#4 Apr 29, 2009
OMG! When I first started reading this article I assumed the plea of 10 years was reached due to the girlfriend accidently leaving the boy alone in the tub...then to find out she HELD HIS HEAD UNDERWATER and intentionally drowned him. That poor little boy suffered as he struggled for air....I am sick to my stomach. Did I read this right?
Davis

Allentown, PA

#5 Apr 29, 2009
She murdered a child and all she gets is 10 years!!???
oh oh

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 29, 2009
I say burn the b1-t-ch!!
Former Parkland student

Orange, CA

#7 Apr 29, 2009
It's funny. Drug traffickers can get 25 years, but this crazy wench kills a kid and gets 10-20 (which most likely means 10).

How twisted are our values in this country? I'm not saying drug dealers should get off scot free, but this woman needs to face more than 10 years. Actually, if it had been my son she would have disappeared.
Pacifist

Coopersburg, PA

#8 Apr 29, 2009
Monsters are real.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#10 Apr 29, 2009
10-20 years for killing a little child? Unbelieveable. I think if anyone murders a child that they should automatically be sentenced to death AND I think the execution should be carried out no later than a year after sentencing. If she only got 10-20 years, you can bet the rent that she'll be out on the streets before 10 years is up for "good behavior." Meanwhile, that poor child will be dead FOREVER.
Fed Up

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Apr 29, 2009
I say hold her head under water and let her feel what that innocent child felt, pull her head out, and do it again over and over again then throw her in jail for life!!! Then every so often pull her out of her cell and do it again to remind her of what he went through! Burn in h-ll!
John

Allentown, PA

#12 Apr 29, 2009
How could the DA and the judge accept this deal. Disgusting.
lehigh Valley resident

Allentown, PA

#13 Apr 29, 2009
HEY maybe she can watch the cameras for the City. Joe did you interview her yet...
JAY

Center Valley, PA

#14 Apr 29, 2009
THATS CRAZY SHE SHOULD GET FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND LIFE IN PRISON THAT LITTLE BOY HAD NO CHOICE HE COULDN'T DEFEND HIMSELF SHE SHOULD GET THE DEATH PENALTY,BUT IF THAT WAS MY SON SHE WOULD OF NEVER MADE IT TO COURT CUZ I WOULD OF DROWNED HER MYSELF

Since: Apr 09

Lehigh Valley PA

#15 Apr 29, 2009
I think the worst part of this is that the child's parents agreed to the plea bargin.
It's scary to think that this child killer will be walking the streets in 10 years (or less) and could have her own kids or be watching other kids at a day care center. Unbelievable!
Winston

North Andover, MA

#16 Apr 29, 2009
Where does it say for sure that she held the kids head under the water.

Sounds like it may have happened that way but maybe did not happen thatway.

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#17 Apr 29, 2009
Winston wrote:
Where does it say for sure that she held the kids head under the water.
Sounds like it may have happened that way but maybe did not happen thatway.
Did you read the article?

"The next day, Dr. Saralee Funke, a forensic pathologist, did an autopsy and found numerous injuries. Funke ruled that the cause of death was drowning under suspicious circumstances and said the scratches and bruises could have been caused by the boy wiggling and squirming as his head was held under water until he drowned."
Bossy Gillis

AOL

#18 Apr 29, 2009
A mom wrote:
OMG! When I first started reading this article I assumed the plea of 10 years was reached due to the girlfriend accidently leaving the boy alone in the tub...then to find out she HELD HIS HEAD UNDERWATER and intentionally drowned him. That poor little boy suffered as he struggled for air....I am sick to my stomach. Did I read this right?
That's exactly what I thought!
melissa

Narberth, PA

#19 Apr 29, 2009
She should be dead! She killed an innocent child! Poor baby had no clue and was helpless. I hope they kill her in prison.
JRR11

Washington Crossing, PA

#20 Apr 29, 2009
F**K her plea deal and just flip the G**da*n switch. This judicial system needs to grow some b**ls.
Juliet

Allentown, PA

#21 Apr 29, 2009
My brother got 3 years for his second offense walking home drunk. He wasn't even driving was in no harm to anyone just stumbeling around to walk the 5 blocks home and he got 3 years but this B!tch gets only 10 for murder?!?

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