Mom Who Killed 2-Year-Old Daughter Asked Her Other Kids Help Cover Up the Murder

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Veronica HerreraOh. Oh. OH! My heart is hurting y'all. A mother (and that is a word I use loosely) from Idaho has been convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter and then burning the little girl's body to hide her horrific crime. And the horror doesn't stop there.

Veronica Herrera forced her other kids -- the 2-year-old's siblings -- to HELP burn their little sister's body! I just ... how does this happen?

And just wait until you hear what this piece of human excrement got as punishment.

She was facing 40 years in prison, but instead a judge handed down a 15-year fixed sentence, with another indeterminate sentence of 15 years. That SHOULD add up to 30 years, but according to reports, Herrera could serve as little as 15.

Fifteen years? Is that all?

For murdering a 2-year-old and then forcing children to burn their sibling's body?

Some things about the American justice system will just never make sense to me, I guess. We send people off to do hard time for minor drug offenses, and then we let a hardcore sicko like this woman get off relatively easy.

No murderer should get off easy -- a human life is a human life, but it's particularly upsetting when someone kills a child and then walks free in less time than it would take said child to grow up. At the absolute minimum, shouldn't there be an expectation that the offender spend as much time in jail as the child would have spent growing up? To pay for the childhood stolen?

I hope Herrera is forced to serve both 15 years sentences and NOT concurrently -- so she actually spends all 30 years in jail. I hope ... but considering our justice system, I'm sadly not holding my breath.

Do you think 15 years is enough for a crime this heinous?


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andy1477 andy1477

This makes my heart hurt. Some people don't deserve to be parents. And those poor children will suffer from mental and emotional issues the rest of their lives.

Lokis... LokisMama

Sorry, but how does 5 + 15 = 30?

nonmember avatar Chris

Yes it's HORRIFIC. Can you please stop using these stories for clicks. I know you were the writer just by reading the title. I also knew you would be closing your article by saying, "you think, it's punishment enough?" Or something to that effect. EVERY article you write is about some god awful tragedy. WRITE a positive article. I know that is much harder than to pick a horrible situation on the news and then just ask a question on the end. Seriously though, stop using the bad tragic stories for your benefit.

Shannon Freeman

It was a 15 year fixed sentence plus 15 years indeterminate. Typo in the article

Wanda Lynn

I think She should get Life without the Possibility of Parole. No death Penalty that would be too kind!! She deserves to rot in Prison for the rest of her life!!!!

nonmember avatar peggy

Why on earth did she have nay kids at all?! What was the purpose of this was it in affair.. some sort of defect??Heartless cruel ectra.Sentenced to LIFE!!!

nonmember avatar Dianne

That poor baby...and those poor children...what she's done to them is unforgivable. This made me cry it's so horrible.

nonmember avatar scubaesp

15-year fixed sentence, with another indeterminate sentence of 15 years. That SHOULD add up to 30 years. Even the full 30 years would not be long enough.

Heidi Robbins

no she should get life without being able to see the light of day again, but dont hold ur breathe. she will her's in the end, she should also lose the other kids that she has and never see them again or have custody of them. that is a shame what people do these days.

nonmember avatar Lizzie Borden

Is Idaho taking a page out of Florida's book?

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