Stepmom Gets 85 Years for ‘Punishing’ 10-Year-Old to Death

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Tina AlbersonIt almost sounds like justice is being served down in Texas this week where a stepmom got 85 years in prison for the dehydration death of her 10-year-old stepson. Tina Alberson denied little Jonathan James water for days on end during a streak of record high temperatures. This was supposed to be punishment for "bad behavior." But does Alberson's punishment really fit the crime here?

Sure, she was sentenced to 85 years for the horrendous treatment and killing of her stepson. But the lengthy prison term has less to do with the horror of the boy's death and more to do with Alberson's existing criminal record -- she once hit someone with her van ... on purpose.

And then there's this disturbing tidbit.

Alberson is expected to be eligible for parole in 20 years. Twenty years. That's less than a quarter of her sentence.

It changes things, doesn't it? We hear 85 years, and we see the amount of time likely stolen away from this little boy.

We hear 20 and we see what, exactly? The 44-year-old has the potential to get out and live a fairly normal life. She could still have a lot of "good" time left in her life, time little Jonathan never got, time his twin brother Joseph will have to spend without him.

We have a dead child here, and the sentence issued to his stepmother comes off as mere lip service to his grieving family when parole comes into play. And Jonathan James didn't just die, he was essentially tortured, denied the very building block of life by a woman who was supposed to care for him as a parent, as a sort of mother (his father, who testified against Alberson, is also facing criminal charges although his case has not yet been completed).

This case screams for some sort of change in the way criminal sentences are carried out in prisons. I don't care if they're afraid of overcrowding or trying to save the taxpayers a dime, a criminal sentence should mean something more than a few words on a piece of paper.

Put yourself in this family's shoes. Is the symbolism of an 85-year prison sentence enough if she can get out in 20?

 

Image via Dallas County Sheriff Department

child abuse, crime, death

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dirti... dirtiekittie

i'm going to be bitchy and judgemental, because i feel she deserves it. but from the look of her horrid face, at her current health, there's no way she's having a "relatively normal life" getting out of prison (if allowed, mind you) at 65 and that weight. if she lives that long, to be honest. and if we're going to get really honest here, who cares if she does? put her fat ass in a cell in texas in the summer and deny her water for a week or two. done. 

fave82 fave82

Fry her fatass and save the taxpayers money. Problem solved.

lovem... lovemyson1224

Actually fave82 it cost a lot more to put someone to death than it does to keep them alive in prison with no parole. That is the sentence she should have gotten.

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Texas? Why the hell aren't they putting that bitch down? She a real beauty. Well we know that she will not be loved in prison, child killer and all. With her fat ass she will ask someone to please get her a some water cause she's too fucking fat to get up and get herself,and I hope someone gets her the water and then sit in a chair in front of her and drink it themselves. Like Dirtykittie said,her life will not be nice, and I hope she suffers like the vagina she is.

Waag Waag

I'd much rather pay for the death penalty then to pay to feed her

rubst... rubster87

Put myself in the family's shoes?? Where exactly was that poor kid's family while this was going on?

the4m... the4mutts

Prima- that was incredibly rude and insulting! How DARE you say such a thing?













Vaginas dont deserve to be compared to that.

nonmember avatar kevobx

The wicked they hide behind honesty, The grace of God is needed, because Christ is a black man and that is truth. His eyes are red and our skin was like an oven because of the terrible famine. Mankind gave him blue eyes, thou hast rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair;

nonmember avatar Cal

What a Pig of a woman, in every sense of the word.

Mandi... Mandi1215

That's funny how people are commenting on her looks....evil comes in every shape and color.  Evil is Evil. 

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