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TALK ABOUT SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE ..................PIOG

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman sentenced to jail for mistreating her adopted children will be allowed to go home six days a week to care for her biological children when she starts her sentence this month.

Kristen and Douglas Barbour adopted two children from Ethiopia and within six months were arrested in 2012 for allegedly harming them. The 5-year-old boy was malnourished and the 13-month-old girl had multiple broken bones, prosecutors said.

The couple, who lived in Franklin Park, Pennsylvania, pleaded no contest to endangering the welfare of the children in exchange for other criminal charges, including assault, being dismissed. Douglas Barbour was a deputy state attorney general at the time of his arrest.

Kristen Barbour was sentenced to up to a year in jail but last week Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning modified the sentence to allow her to leave jail for eight hours, six days a week to care for the couple's children. They are aged 4 and 6, according to local media.

Prosecutors, in court papers obtained on Tuesday, objected to the home furlough and had sought a stiffer sentence.

A light sentence "would send a message to the community that endangerment that led to observable suffering and permanent damage is not something that the criminal justice system takes seriously," prosecutors wrote in the court papers.

"We believed that she was responsible for the majority of the abuse," Allegheny County District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko said.

Douglas Barbour, who resigned as deputy state attorney general last year, served no jail time. He was placed on probation and works at a family business.

In court documents, he said he could take care of the children should their mother be sent to jail, adding to the prosecutors' objections.

Kristen Barbour's sentence begins on Oct. 20.

The children from Ethiopia have since been adopted by another family.

The new parents said in interviews with local media that the little boy is doing well but the girl suffered brain damage and may have learning disabilities.

Neither of the Barbours' lawyers could be reached for comment.

TO ME this screams its OK to hurt your children & if you work for the state you can abuse your kids and nothing happens !!!


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by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Sounds like something one particular Cafemommer would do.

poohbearkfc
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Speechless
nellyoleson
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM
Fucking ridiculous.
weeping_angel
by Don't Blink on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Holy crap. :-(
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Hugs to my thugs and kisses to my bitches!
mama_bear2014
by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:04 PM

This is pretty fucked up. Yes OP I agree with you. That is what its saying.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM
Wow....I have no words
smorgan865
by Emerald Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM
Well that's just weird, all I noticed is her last name is the same as the"Craigslist Killer" from here in Oennsylvsnia, too.

But allowed to be home 6 days a week?! WTF kind of sentence is that! She shouldn't be allowed near any children.
lucky2Beeme
by Emerald Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM


Quoting mama_bear2014:

This is pretty fucked up. Yes OP I agree with you. That is what its saying.

  so Effed up. Im teary eyed sitting here. WHy WHy is it OK to abuse kids and then get to go home an  care for your other 2 ? Why isnt daddy in jail ? Someone needs to abuse the freakin Judge !!

Surround yourself with people that add to your life not subtract from it.

Imperfect_Faith
by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM
That is horrible!
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