Texas woman gets reprieve

Full story: Earth Times 100
AUSTIN, Texas, June 12 A Texas woman sentenced to die for killing a boy she was babysitting got a reprieve after a key witness said his testimony at her trial might have been wrong. Read more
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lokker

Cedar Park, TX

#1 Jul 16, 2007
what

“Relax..Accept.. Enjoy !!”

Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#2 Jul 24, 2007
What THIS article (Earth Times) fails to say.... is that AFTER the child was "injured"... she negated to call *911.(Her "excuse" was "she paniced".) Instead of calling *911... she put his tiny body in a WINE COOLER Box.... buried it.... and went on to Oklahoma and had a Margaurita !!
Not to mention.... there is a whole history of terror she reigned on her oldest daughter... that was taken from her for abuse/neglect.... and after the daughter testified againt her, she has threatened her... and her children.

Imagine not knowing WHERE you infant was... dead or alive for 3+ months !! Just to save her sorry butt.... this woman but the Baugh Family through hell.... and it hasn't stopped to this day !! Cathy Henderson is a Cancer on society.... that needs REMOVED !!
Stormia

Boston, MA

#3 Jul 25, 2007
It is true that she got a reprieve based upon an affidavit written by the Dr. who testified that the extent of the head trauma could only be done via extensive force. What he does not state is that the head injury is certainly because of an accident, in fact, he uses terms of uncertainty like maybe, could be, etc. So he is saying that, in his opinion, that kind of injury by itself can be found in accident victims and does not state that it is absolutely the case with Baby Brandon. I think that Texas is doing this to leave no stone unturned. Since the issue arised, they want to have the state court do some evidentiary proceedings. What this does not mean is that her conviction is overturned, nor does it mean that there is going to be a new trial.

So the state will like look into things such as if this is the common consensus of such kind of doctors, or would this be considered more along the lines of psuedoscience. A huge factor they will weigh in is if Cathy's conduct post incident reflects that of an accident. Questions arising in these hearings will be her initial reactions, did she get medical attention promptly, what did she do, how was this handled, etc. I suspect that the state will find that the affidavit is not sufficient enough for a new trial.
Stormia

Boston, MA

#4 Jul 25, 2007
Something to consider...

Other kinds of fatal injuries that can also by themselves be accidentally inflicted are, gunshot and stab wounds. Any expert would agree that these kinds of wounds by themselves can be caused by accident. With that said, should we then release everyone that has ever shot or stabbed some one out of prison? Of course not, why not? Because obviously, their actions make the big difference in determining whether or not we can claim that the gunshot or stab wound was intentional or accidental. Same goes for cases where some one is blugeoned to death, or like in this case, a blow to a baby's head.

Let's say this young man, I'll call Burt, was alone with his girlfriend Jen.(fictional characters for my hypothetical situation.) During their time alone, Burt some how shot Jen at close range in the head. He does not call police or for medical attention, but instead, he stuffs Jen's body into a box he finds in the garage that had been for the stove. He then makes plans to flee the state, sitting down on his bed writing them all out: get fake ID, get prescriptions filled, get car serviced for long trip, etc. Then he drags the box with her remains into his truck and puts it into the truck bed. Then he covers the box over with a tarp, and grabs a big shovel to toss in as well. While the body is in that part of the truck he stops to get his truck serviced. Then he's on his way out of state but makes a pit stop off a dirt road, dragging the box into the woods, and then digs just enough to make a shallow grave and bury the body. Then he flees the state, and colors his hair and does other things to alter his appearance. Meanwhile there is a massive manhunt for him, but he lays low. But then he meets with a buddy, downs a few beers with him and mentions how he killed some one. Not long after, the FBI picks Burt up for Jen's disappearance. The first thing Burt does is deny knowing anything about it, he even insists her grand parents picked her up from his house, and they must be hiding her from the rest of her family. The FBI won't by this story so then he states that he did kiddenap her but that he sold her to some slave ring for money. The FBI considers this possible but not probable, so they probe him more. Eventually Burt states that she is dead. He explains that she was crabby that day but she liked shooting off guns so to cheer her up, they went out back for target practice: but because the gun had such a hair trigger, his gun discharged in his hand, hitting her in the head as he stepped on a rock and lost his balance. He explains that he panicked and ran with the body. Then he starts to use Jen's dead body as a bargaining chip, offering to cop a plea in exchange for the body, but the police won't have it, so he refuses to say where he put her. He later draws a map for his attorney, which the state had to go to court in order to get it, so they could retrive the body and give Jen the decency of a proper burial. Meanwhile Burt get's asked why he didn't call 911. His excuse is "well she was dead anyways, what good would that do? I tried CPR for over an hour" But did he? The forsenic exam shows not.

The above story, although fictional, is no different than Cathy's story except for change of characters, and changing of the instrument of death. Other than that, it is no difference. There is no reason to believe Burt caused an accident any more than there is reason to belive that Cathy did. In both incidents, the actions do not show this.

“Relax..Accept.. Enjoy !!”

Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#5 Jul 25, 2007
Stormia wrote:
I suspect that the state will find that the affidavit is not sufficient enough for a new trial.
From your lips to G_ds ears !!!

“Relax..Accept.. Enjoy !!”

Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#6 Jul 25, 2007
Stormia wrote:
Something to consider...
Other kinds of fatal injuries that can also by themselves be accidentally inflicted are, gunshot and stab wounds. Any expert would agree that these kinds of wounds by themselves can be caused by accident. With that said, should we then release everyone that has ever shot or stabbed some one out of prison? Of course not, why not? Because obviously, their actions make the big difference in determining whether or not we can claim that the gunshot or stab wound was intentional or accidental. Same goes for cases where some one is blugeoned to death, or like in this case, a blow to a baby's head.
Let's say this young man, I'll call Burt, was alone with his girlfriend Jen.(fictional characters for my hypothetical situation.) During their time alone, Burt some how shot Jen at close range in the head. He does not call police or for medical attention, but instead, he stuffs Jen's body into a box he finds in the garage that had been for the stove. He then makes plans to flee the state, sitting down on his bed writing them all out: get fake ID, get prescriptions filled, get car serviced for long trip, etc. Then he drags the box with her remains into his truck and puts it into the truck bed. Then he covers the box over with a tarp, and grabs a big shovel to toss in as well. While the body is in that part of the truck he stops to get his truck serviced. Then he's on his way out of state but makes a pit stop off a dirt road, dragging the box into the woods, and then digs just enough to make a shallow grave and bury the body. Then he flees the state, and colors his hair and does other things to alter his appearance. Meanwhile there is a massive manhunt for him, but he lays low. But then he meets with a buddy, downs a few beers with him and mentions how he killed some one. Not long after, the FBI picks Burt up for Jen's disappearance. The first thing Burt does is deny knowing anything about it, he even insists her grand parents picked her up from his house, and they must be hiding her from the rest of her family. The FBI won't by this story so then he states that he did kiddenap her but that he sold her to some slave ring for money. The FBI considers this possible but not probable, so they probe him more. Eventually Burt states that she is dead. He explains that she was crabby that day but she liked shooting off guns so to cheer her up, they went out back for target practice: but because the gun had such a hair trigger, his gun discharged in his hand, hitting her in the head as he stepped on a rock and lost his balance. He explains that he panicked and ran with the body. Then he starts to use Jen's dead body as a bargaining chip, offering to cop a plea in exchange for the body, but the police won't have it, so he refuses to say where he put her. He later draws a map for his attorney, which the state had to go to court in order to get it, so they could retrive the body and give Jen the decency of a proper burial. Meanwhile Burt get's asked why he didn't call 911. His excuse is "well she was dead anyways, what good would that do? I tried CPR for over an hour" But did he? The forsenic exam shows not.
The above story, although fictional, is no different than Cathy's story except for change of characters, and changing of the instrument of death. Other than that, it is no difference. There is no reason to believe Burt caused an accident any more than there is reason to belive that Cathy did. In both incidents, the actions do not show this.
BRAVO..... very well put !!

Since: Apr 07

Spearman, TX

#7 Jul 26, 2007
Great explanation of the situation, Stormia.

Grandmother of Baby Brandon
Stormia

Boston, MA

#8 Jul 27, 2007
Thank you!:)

I hope that it helps clear up some of the misunderstandings that people have in thinking that the decision equals, aquittat.

Also, maybe the senario above it will get some people actually doing some *thinking* if they put what she did into the prespective of if it was a man with a gun. First they would need to look beyond the major focus of how a wound can be caused. I notice that the Cathy supporters focus soo hard on that, and dismiss or overlook everything else involved here.

“Humanity first!”

Since: Aug 07

London

#9 Aug 6, 2007
This farcical nonsense has gone on long enough. Cathy Henderson is guilty beyond any reasonable doubt and should be executed.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Baugh family. I have never known any MVSs to be so much maligned.

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Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#10 Aug 6, 2007
Big Lin Marshall wrote:
This farcical nonsense has gone on long enough. Cathy Henderson is guilty beyond any reasonable doubt and should be executed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Baugh family. I have never known any MVSs to be so much maligned.
You are so right !! Heartless "people" that haven't a CLUE what a Victim/Victim's Family goes through feel "entitled" to say vicious, hurtful things.... to appers "clever", or because they have "knowledge from the last weeks CSI episode".
When/IF it ever comes around to visit the families of those being so hateful.... I hope they remember their thoughts, words, and deeds .... karma has a way of "shoving the shoe on the OTHER Foot" !!

“Humanity first!”

Since: Aug 07

London

#11 Aug 7, 2007
Well said, Ryah! Alananthony in particular has made a habit of going around every board he can find on this subject and subjecting the Baughs to venomous abuse and hateful lies.
get a life

Kippen, UK

#12 Aug 7, 2007
go and get a life and stop harping on and on and on about this poor woman who has served much time and it probably was a n accident.
get a life

Kippen, UK

#13 Aug 7, 2007
victims victims everyone is a victim at some point in their life. it is very sad that this baby died but why dont you all just leave it and find something far more interesting to talk about
Stormia

Boston, MA

#14 Aug 7, 2007
Your "name" speaks volumes as to what you need to do in life, Mr/Ms. "get a life" while you are working on "get a life" why don't you *get a brain* too?

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Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#15 Aug 7, 2007
get a life wrote:
go and get a life and stop harping on and on and on about this poor woman who has served much time and it probably was a n accident.
Right..... SHE "BY ACCIDENT" put a Baby's body in an empty Wine Cooler box...and taped it up. And "BY ACCIDENT" placed That box in a plastic bag... and "BY ACCIDENT" put that bag in her trunk. Then "BY ACCIDENT" drove her daughter, and the Baugh's toddler daughter to a relatives house..."BY ACCIDENT" Paid an 11 year old to watch the two girls. While, "BY ACCIDENT", she fled to another state, and "BY ACCIDENT".... started throwing back Margauritas, and "BY ACCIDENT", confessed to her drinking buddy/friend that she killers/murdered someone. "BY ACCIDENT" she wound up quickly shacking up with yet another man... surely "BY ACCIDENT" forgetting to return home to her latest husband, and other daughters.
"BY ACCIDENT", she changed her story many times. "BY ACCIDENT" she wouldn't tell for a time where she "BY ACCIDENT" dug a grave, and placed the child in..."BY ACCIDENT" marking it with empty beer bottles, and a shovel.
Much more to the entire sad saga... but as a "reasonably prudent" individual can see.... far too many "Accidents" . Usually, where there is SMOKE.... there IS Fire !!

If you do not like the discussion.... there are many other Topics for you to find something of interest to you. People are free to discuss what they want. Rather arrogant to feel you can/should tell others to stop discussing something... based soley on YOUR belief/opinion.
Stormia

Boston, MA

#16 Aug 7, 2007
Also by ACCIDENT did not call 911 and ACCIDENTALLY did not go screaming out of the house for help. ACCIDENTALLY took a pen in her hand to ACCIDENTALLY write out a to-do list for how to go on the run and avoid capture. All while ACCIDENTALLY explaining to her drinking friend after she ACCIDENTALLY told him how she killed some one, she also ACCIDENTALLY told him she was going to change her whole identity which if she had succeeded and remained at large all these there, Ooops she'd ACCIDENTALLY be on America's most wanted list right now.

Ryah, it appears that the one named "get a life" should also include aquiring a "brain" as there was nothing intellectually challenging stated and just a bunch of ad hominem attacks towards people trying to educate others on this case. The bloody chode couldn't even offer any challenged to the examples above, instead, retorted to the mantra "accident". People who are brainwashed in cults tend to repeat mindless mantras as well.

“Humanity first!”

Since: Aug 07

London

#17 Aug 7, 2007
'Get a life' needs to 'get a heart' as well as 'get a brain.'
Stormia

Boston, MA

#18 Aug 7, 2007
btw, the phrase "probably was a n accident." commonly found by people like "get a life" who is obviously under-educated about this case, and Cathy supporters forget the fact that this phrase they so freely toss around isn't even a phrase that the selected few doctors whom are claiming that such injuries can be caused by accidents dare to use for this particular case.
get a life

Kippen, UK

#19 Aug 8, 2007
As i said get a life and leave her alone. far more new interesting things to talk about everyone needs to leave her alone.
Max

AOL

#20 Aug 8, 2007
get a life wrote:
As i said get a life and leave her alone. far more new interesting things to talk about everyone needs to leave her alone.
We'll gladly leave Henderson alone after she is executed.

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