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#912408 --- 11/05/08 11:24 AM Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation
newsman38 Offline
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Mother pleads guilty in child’s death

CANANDAIGUA — The mother of the 3-year-old who was not in a child restraint seat and died in a July 2007 Thruway crash has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Becky Frank, 24, formerly of Geneva, pleaded guilty Monday and then was sentenced to six months in the Ontario County Jail and five years probation.

Frank...was on the run for almost a year before state police arrested her in June...

“It was advantageous for her to plead guilty because of the time she’d already spent in jail,” Ontario District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo said Tuesday.

By CRAIG FOX / Finger Lakes Times
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 9:34 AM CST

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#912411 --- 11/05/08 11:25 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: newsman38]
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6 months is an insult.

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#912415 --- 11/05/08 11:31 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: newsman38]
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It's called the "female sentencing discount." If you reversed the genders, you'd get a completely different result. See glennsacks.com for more info.

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#912435 --- 11/05/08 11:51 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: itstinks]
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Interesting site, thanks for the link.

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#912457 --- 11/05/08 12:07 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: newsman38]
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I cannot believe that all she got was a slap on the wrist. A child died because of her negligence. That judge made a huge mistake. It's like saying, 'go ahead' to all other mothers out there since nothing will really happen to you.

That judge should be ashamed, very ashamed.

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#912540 --- 11/05/08 02:49 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: Geneva_grl]
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I don't know who the judge was but he made a very bad decision, IMHO.

And the mother's very bad decision cost a life.

I hate to say this, but I do agree somewhat with the poster who posted about the "female discount".

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#912577 --- 11/05/08 03:24 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: newsman38]
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discgusting

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#912604 --- 11/05/08 03:57 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: Jelloshot]
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INSULT ? An insult is calling me a jerk, what happened here is a travesty. The D.A. should be investigated for his on the job competancy. A dead child because of an absolutely non-caring parent....and she gets the last laugh...6 months???? come on

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#912606 --- 11/05/08 03:58 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: cj216inf]
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Wow we have kids all over the finger lakes who get caught with drugs who serve more time than that. Sad!

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#912715 --- 11/05/08 06:19 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: Sovereign King]
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It is my job as a mother to protect my child! I can't believe that is all that would happen to me if I just didn't care to put her safely in my car and she died because of it. She should be fixed (take it all out and sew it up so it cant be used in any way shape or form) yes it is harsh, but look what she did and didn't care. for the life she created.

she should be shot. I know people who get caught for DWI with and underage person in the car and get worse sentences then that. "for endangeraging the welfare" well what about kiling one.

I get righteous about people who ride up my behind riding south bound on 96A especially in the deer infested area where I might have to spike my brakes. they are so close they would hit me if a deer ran out and that puts my baby at risk. I just want to smash their heads together a couple times. they wont pass, they just want to sit there taking your life in their hands and there is nothing you can do about it.

Geesh stuff like this makes me sick!!!!


Edited by FL1 Mod 2 (11/06/08 10:15 AM)

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#912961 --- 11/06/08 07:11 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: mom and wife]
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The DA never should have agreed to this plea bargain

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#912967 --- 11/06/08 07:21 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: Emerald53]
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How sad.
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#913005 --- 11/06/08 08:57 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: Yetta Nother]
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There is no jail time or punishment for individuals who deliberately (or not) choose to have abortions that takes a human life, do we?
There is a difference between unintentional and intentional murder…

Hypocrisy!

This whole system is flawed, obviously.
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#913012 --- 11/06/08 09:02 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: stargazerlily2]
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This woman just got arrested again for driving on a suspended license.

I see jail time really changed her criminal ways.
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#913017 --- 11/06/08 09:11 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: mom and wife]
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THE LAW IS THE LAW

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#913121 --- 11/06/08 10:11 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: VIKING33NY]
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Originally Posted By: VIKING33NY
THE LAW IS THE LAW



That would be true if the maximum sentence was 6 months in jail.
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#913129 --- 11/06/08 10:21 AM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: cj216inf]
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Originally Posted By: cj216inf
INSULT ? An insult is calling me a jerk, what happened here is a travesty. The D.A. should be investigated for his on the job competancy. A dead child because of an absolutely non-caring parent....and she gets the last laugh...6 months???? come on


yes an insult..an insult to the moral sense's of law abiding people who expect our criminal justice system to do a better job prosecuting scum bags. Ontario County has one of the toughest most respected DA's in the state, but not at this moment. The judge could have rejected any plea deal and locked her up.

and it is spelled disgusting

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#913461 --- 11/06/08 06:35 PM Re: Mom Kills Child, Gets Time Served and Probation [Re: Jelloshot]
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Originally Posted By: Jelloshot
Ontario County has one of the toughest most respected DA's in the state


I don't know why, at least any more.

He messed up the case in Seneca County, never solved the original fire. Everyone charged was either plea bargained or convicted of misdemeanors. And now he wants to charge for his "valuable" time.

There's also those reports about lawsuits against for him withholding evidence.

He "won" the Wido rape case but only after most of it was dismissed and he put a half dozen girls through hell. Then he plea bargained the sentence.

Now there's plea bargaining this case down to six months.

You have to wonder if Tantillio hasn't lost it. Every politician gets burned out eventually. Just look at McCain 2008 compared to McCain 2000.

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