The Case of Hannah Overton

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  1. OldRegular

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    By Michael Craven

    In Corpus Christi, Texas, where my parents live and worship, the Christian community was rocked two years ago by the shocking conviction of Hannah Overton. In an outrageous series of events, this gentle thirty-year-old Christ-follower, wife, and homeschooling mother of five was sentenced to life without parole in the death of Andrew Burd, the four-year-old child that she and her husband were adopting from the foster-care system.

    Andrew was born to a mother who admitted to abusing methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, crank, acid, and alcohol while pregnant. Andrew suffered speech and coordination issues. He also had five markers for diabetes, which were undiagnosed. Nonetheless, Hannah's heart was to work through all these things and see Andrew have the best life he possibly could. Tragically Andrew died on October 3, 2006. Prosecutors charged that Mrs. Overton created a toxic brew of spices, put it in Andrew's sippy cup and forced him to drink it, causing lethal salt poisoning (hypernatremia).


    http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/mCraven/11622960/

    Perhaps this is old news to some of you but it is new to me!
     
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    The prosecutor and judge should themselves be hanged.
     
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    We don't have the facts. The jury did. Are juries perfect? Nope. But that is our justice system.
     
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    It was a Texas jury, and in my opinion a corrupt Federal prosecutor, that sentenced two border patrolmen to 10+ years for protecting the country!
     

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