Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I suppose it could be worse ...

... just about.

Seventeen-year-old Heather Trujillo was given an 18-year suspended sentence in the death of 7-year-old Zoe Garcia. However, she must spend six years in the youth offender program. If she does not violate the terms of her plea deal, she will not have to spend any time in prison. Trujillo will be sent to a facility in Pueblo, where she will stay until her six-year sentence is complete.

Trujillo did not speak at Wednesday's hearing, but spent most of the time crying.

Trujillo and her boyfriend, 17-year-old Lamar Roberts, told police they were acting out the video game "Mortal Kombat," when they kicked, karate chopped and body slammed the little girl in December 2007. Garcia later died of her injuries.

Have a nice day, y'all !