Thursday, October 28, 2010

Whatever happened to . . . ? #26

Amy Beth Reich
2008-CF-004012-A-O (Orange)
Arson of Dwelling; Burglary of Dwelling w/Damage
Defendant allegedly set her ex-husband's Windermere home on fire.
This case was transferred to Osceola County in June and a non-jury trial was held earlier this month. Defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered to continue living with her parents and take her medications. Defendant was removed from GPS monitoring.

Lauren Gress
2009-CF-004312-A-O (Orange)
Aggravated manslaughter of child; Aggravated child neglect
Defendant allegedly starved her 4-mo old twins & one died. Her older children had no signs of malnutrition.
A jury found defendant guilty of 1 count of culpable neglignece & 2 counts of child neglect. Defendant was sentenced to 85.8 months in prison with credit for 66 days time served.  No probation to follow. WFTV coverage here. Sentinel coverage here.

Psalmai Shaneece Thompson
2010-CF-012055-A-O (Orange)
Neglect Child w/o Great Harm
Defendant allegedly left her 3 children (2 mos to 5 yrs old) in a hot car while visiting her boyfriend at Orange Co jail.
No information notice was filed - case dropped.

Marie St Armond
2010-CF-012908-A-O (Orange)
Aggravated Child Neglect
Defendant allegedly left her 5 young children, including a 4-mo old, home alone while she went to apply for food stamps.
No information notice was filed - case dropped.

Formeka R Sanders
2010-CF-012070-A-O (Orange)
Neglect of Child
Defendant allegedly left her 5 children (ages 4 - 12 yrs old) alone while she went clubbing. The 4-yr old was found wandering at 1:45am in the parking lot of their apartment complex.
No information notice was filed - case dropped.

Daron Nickens
2010-CF-001854-A (Seminole)
False Imprisonment
Defendant allegedly attempted to abduct a 10-yr old girl (charge was originally kidnapping). Defendant has a lengthy juvenile criminal record, beginning at age 9.
Defendant pled no contest & was adjudicated guilty.  He was sentenced to 170 days in jail with credit for 170 days time served, ordered to complete rehab at Teen Challenge, and placed on 6 months of community control to be followed by 4 years probation.  Sentinel coverage here.

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