Monday, February 11, 2008
From indystar.com: Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis CrimProf Henry Karlson discusses the case of an Indianapolis woman accused of smothering her son by passing out on top of him began drinking gin as much as 12 hours earlier.
Marion County prosecutors filed a single neglect
charge Friday against Latasha McMorris. A few hours earlier, the
sobbing mother had her first court appearance.
24, now faces the prospect of 20 to 50 years in prison if she is
convicted of causing the death of her 2-year-old son. Sheldon Bartley
Jr. died about an hour after McMorris' boyfriend found him beneath her
just after midnight Wednesday at an Eastside motel.
CrimProf Henry Karlson rejected the idea
that the incident was an accident."A
drunken driver who travels at 150 mph and hits a school bus and kills
children -- is that an accident?" Karlson said. "I think they charged
this case the correct way." Rest of Article. . .