Peggy Edenfield gets 60 years for Christopher Barrios murder

Sep 1, 2011 Full story: Fox 30 21

Peggy Edenfield pleads guilty for her involvement in the Murder of 6 year old Christopher Barrios, Jr.

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g8trgirl

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Sep 2, 2011
This is disgusting!! What she did deserves the death penalty! How can that many screwed up people be in one family? Masturbating while he was murdered? I hope she becomes someone's bitch in prison!!!
huh

Augusta, GA

#2 Sep 2, 2011
Read the whole story at link below

Peggy Edenfield sentenced to 60 years in prison in death of Christopher Barrios Jr.
She pleads guilty and mentally retarded to lesser charges, but murder is dropped.
By Teresa Stepzinski
BRUNSWICK - A judge sentenced Peggy Edenfield to 60 years in prison Thursday after she pleaded guilty to five of eight charges in the sexual abuse slaying of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. four years ago.
The state dismissed two felony murder charges as part of the negotiated plea made over objections from Christopher's father, Mike Barrios, and grudging acceptance from Christopher's paternal grandmother, Sue Rodriguez.
Edenfield, 62, pleaded guilty but mentally retarded to false imprisonment, child molestation for masturbating while Christopher was molested and choked to death, second-degree cruelty to children, concealing the death of another and tampering with evidence. A second child molestation count was merged into the one she pleaded guilty to.
Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett, at the recommendation of prosecutors, sentenced her to the maximum on each charge, which adds up to 60 years in prison.
Edenfield, who a state psychologist said has an IQ of 62, made the last-minute plea deal during what was to have been her final hearing before her trial beginning Sept. 26.
Immediately after Scarlett imposed the sentence, Peggy Edenfield's sister, Sharon Phillips jumped up in the audience and shouted that Edenfield's lawyer, Richard Allen, has only seen her sister twice in the nearly five years she's been jailed awaiting trial and had left her essentially defenseless.
"She doesn't even get a chance to defend herself?" Phillips yelled.
Jail records, however, show that Allen repeatedly visited Edenfield throughout her incarceration. Allen attempted to respond to Phillips' accusations but Scarlett silenced him to try to prevent the situation from escalating.
Phillips also accused Glynn County police Capt. Marissa Tindale of spraying Lysol on her sister while questioning her about Christopher's disappearance and death.
At that point, Rodriguez leapt to her feet on the other side of the courtroom and shouted at Phillips, "What about Christopher?"
Taken aback, Phillips yelled, "I'm so sorry about that. It's not her fault. Peggy doesn't even know what an indictment means."

Read more at Jacksonville.com : http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-09-01...
Cynbenet

Hialeah, FL

#3 Feb 15, 2012
WOWWWWWW!!! I am so angry!!!!!!
Misplaced

Nanaimo, Canada

#4 Feb 16, 2012
They should have had a red hot branding iron on hand and branded her across her forehead as a child rapist, child murderer, a depraved sexual deviant and then, after branding her head, gouging out her eyes, cutting off her breasts, hands and feet, and shoving the still smoldering branding iron up her snatch and ass, she should have been released to live life on the streets of Brunswick.

The same thing should have happened to her husband and son. That way, the entire community can have it's whack at them and we would not have to pay their room and board.
Karen

Scarborough, Canada

#5 Feb 17, 2012
I agree with misplaced

Since: Jun 07

Urbana, MD.

#6 Feb 19, 2012
I agree with misplaced totally.
What Christopher went through in his last minutes of his life, is something that nobody should experience. Much less, a 6 year old child.
The Christians belief in free spirit, so that the Lord can tell the good ones from the bad ones. This might work in separating at the final hearing, but it certainly sucks when a 6 year old is the subject making that decision.

May the Lord help us all cope not only with Christopher's death, but the millions of children sexually molested yearly in this miserable world.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#7 Feb 19, 2012
Sharon Phillips said her sister doesn't even know what an indictment is but I don't care. She knew that her husband and son were molesting the boy and she knew that they killed the boy and she knew she played with herself watching them do these things to the boy. So really, does it matter if she knows what an indictment is??

She knew enough to know that watching the boy get molested, tortured and killed made her horny enough to finger herself and she knew it made her feel good.

Now, she may finger helself while she has the rest of her life in "timeout".

Mrs Phillips, please explain the definition of "indictment" to her. Here's the short of it:

DIE IN PRISON, BITCH
DPRS

Solon, ME

#8 Feb 20, 2012
misplaced wrote:
Sharon Phillips said her sister doesn't even know what an indictment is but I don't care. She knew that her husband and son were molesting the boy and she knew that they killed the boy and she knew she played with herself watching them do these things to the boy. So really, does it matter if she knows what an indictment is??
She knew enough to know that watching the boy get molested, tortured and killed made her horny enough to finger herself and she knew it made her feel good.
Now, she may finger helself while she has the rest of her life in "timeout".
Mrs Phillips, please explain the definition of "indictment" to her. Here's the short of it:
DIE IN PRISON, BITCH
The sad part of this sentence is that this scumbag will probably enjoy prison. How wonderful for her to be locked up with a bunch of other sick twisted individuals, and have a roof over your head and food and clothing. She will have to get placed in a special facility to protect her from the inmates that would like to rip her to shreds for what she did. Such is our system of "justice".

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#9 Feb 22, 2012
All three of them deserve the DEATH PENALTY. Actually what I would like seen done is everything they did to Christopher done to them, execpt the killing part. Get them to the brink of death and stop. Then begin again. And again, again, etc.
nunur

Claxton, GA

#10 Feb 24, 2012
Our justice system needs some major work to better protect our kids.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#11 Feb 24, 2012
I agree. I cannot believe this woman did not get the death penalty. Prayers for Christopher.
Georgia 31520

Boca Raton, FL

#12 Apr 15, 2012
God bless Christopher's Family/ I am still having a hard time dealing with this...
Gena

Dallas, TX

#14 Aug 7, 2012
Love u mama sue an mikey my prayers r with u
shamone

United States

#15 Oct 2, 2012
I cannot believe this when I read this on black people missing so i look into the story more. To know that the woman watched masturbated while they did that to the little boy it hurts my heart. I feel like justice was not served
DimensionX

Elk City, OK

#17 Nov 10, 2012
Thank you for the link.
huh wrote:
Read the whole story at link below
Peggy Edenfield sentenced to 60 years in prison in death of Christopher Barrios Jr.
She pleads guilty and mentally retarded to lesser charges, but murder is dropped.
By Teresa Stepzinski
BRUNSWICK - A judge sentenced Peggy Edenfield to 60 years in prison Thursday after she pleaded guilty to five of eight charges in the sexual abuse slaying of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. four years ago.
The state dismissed two felony murder charges as part of the negotiated plea made over objections from Christopher's father, Mike Barrios, and grudging acceptance from Christopher's paternal grandmother, Sue Rodriguez.
Edenfield, 62, pleaded guilty but mentally retarded to false imprisonment, child molestation for masturbating while Christopher was molested and choked to death, second-degree cruelty to children, concealing the death of another and tampering with evidence. A second child molestation count was merged into the one she pleaded guilty to.
Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett, at the recommendation of prosecutors, sentenced her to the maximum on each charge, which adds up to 60 years in prison.
Edenfield, who a state psychologist said has an IQ of 62, made the last-minute plea deal during what was to have been her final hearing before her trial beginning Sept. 26.
Immediately after Scarlett imposed the sentence, Peggy Edenfield's sister, Sharon Phillips jumped up in the audience and shouted that Edenfield's lawyer, Richard Allen, has only seen her sister twice in the nearly five years she's been jailed awaiting trial and had left her essentially defenseless.
"She doesn't even get a chance to defend herself?" Phillips yelled.
Jail records, however, show that Allen repeatedly visited Edenfield throughout her incarceration. Allen attempted to respond to Phillips' accusations but Scarlett silenced him to try to prevent the situation from escalating.
Phillips also accused Glynn County police Capt. Marissa Tindale of spraying Lysol on her sister while questioning her about Christopher's disappearance and death.
At that point, Rodriguez leapt to her feet on the other side of the courtroom and shouted at Phillips, "What about Christopher?"
Taken aback, Phillips yelled, "I'm so sorry about that. It's not her fault. Peggy doesn't even know what an indictment means."
Read more at Jacksonville.com : http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-09-01...
Disgusted

Barnwell, SC

#18 Nov 10, 2012
Even the death penalty wouldn't be enough punishment for this evil. She deserved it more than her husband and son, in my opinion. Why? Because she is a mother! No mother could ever harm an innocent child like that. I hope that woman rots in hell....slowly.
trauma

United States

#19 Nov 13, 2012
That story is so sickening I was pregnant with my first kid when that boy came up missing and I cried it still shocks the hell out of me that these people did this to that boy Idk what their sentences were but they all deserve to die n rot in hell
Real

Denver, CO

#20 Nov 20, 2012
Sick... They are all a product of incest... I you are rite they get protective custody. What a shame. Put them in a room with the patents and lets see what happens.. God bless that baby.
Gena

United States

#21 Dec 7, 2012
I can't believe this b.s if i had no kids of my own i wld b n that prison lets just say to b right there Nxt to her
outsider

Hortense, GA

#22 Dec 25, 2012
its so sad all around... if the woman had an i.q. of 62, isn't that serious retardation? i hope God will have mercy on her soul -- if the deep truth was known, i bet anything that she was molested or raped at some point in her life too.(i'm not suggesting any excuse, just saying that its sad how evil spirals and cycles in lives). did anyone get the death penalty? whoever did the strangling or helped to do it should already be facing God. no cruel torture as some have suggested, just a speedy firing squad. very speedy. publickly too, maybe with mandatory attendance for all registered sex offenders to watch so they can know what they'll get if they ever do something like that.

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