A while back I posted about Tyler McMillanHere. Yesterday his stepmother had her day in court. For those who don't remember, these people tied their 13 year old son to a tree and left him all night and most of the next day, in some of the hottest weather we've ever had in NC. When his parents called 911 late the next evening it was discovered that he was dead.
He was found witn several insect bites on his arms and legs, and bruises on his legs and buttocks that may have been caused by a rod-like instrument. He also had marks on his wrists and legs consistant with plastic ties.
His dad, Brice McMillian entered an Alford plea of second degree murder and so did the step mother. Brice McMillion was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison. His stepmother entered an Alford plea and she was sentenced to 13 to 16 years in prison. (an Alford plea means the McMillians do not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors had enough evidence to possible win a conviction.
They say they didn't mean to kill their son. He was being punished (what for?.... was never discussed..) No matter the reason, no one should be treated as this boy was treated. Somehow the sentence doesn't seem fair.