BLACKSTONE (CBS) – Erika Murray, the mom who was acquitted of homicide costs within the deaths of two infants who have been discovered inside her squalid Blackstone residence, was sentenced Thursday to 6-Eight years plus probation on two costs within the case.
Murray was discovered responsible of assault and battery on a toddler and cruelty to animals in June. Decide Janet Kenton Walker discovered Murray not responsible of second diploma homicide within the bench trial on account of her psychological well being points.
“I’ve to have in mind that the traditional doesn’t essentially apply,” Walker mentioned Thursday at sentencing, including, “There’s nothing about this case that’s regular.”
Murray has already served almost 5 years following her arrest. She’s going to get credit score for time served plus 2-Three extra years. When she is launched, Murray can not have contact with youngsters below 10 years previous.
Prosecutors really helpful four.5 years in jail for assault and battery and a couple of.5 years for animal cruelty. The prosecution additionally requested for 5 years probation and for Murray to don’t have any contact with youngsters below 18 years previous for a interval of 10 years.
Murray’s protection requested for lower than 18 months for the assault and battery costs and probation for animal cruelty.
State Police found the our bodies in September 2014 whereas performing a wellness examine. They are saying the home was filled with trash and infested with bugs and rodents.
In the course of the bench trial, prosecutors argued Murray knew what she was doing and lived a lifetime of secrecy. Murray’s lawyer mentioned beforehand his shopper is mentally ailing and that there’s no proof she triggered the newborn’s loss of life.
“This case includes a mindless, tragic story a few dysfunctional mum or dad and her household. No matter how disturbing the details of this case are to the neighborhood at massive and to me as a mum or dad, I can not have in mind these emotions,” Walker mentioned whereas asserting her verdict in June.