2 Females React To Life Sentence! Unbelievable!

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Shared December 22, 2012

These females were charged and sentenced to a life term. They got what they deserved, in my opinion. They don't even deserve to be called women!

"Two women collapsed in court Thursday morning after receiving life sentences for the death of a 3-year-old girl. Shanita Latrice Cunningham and Erica Mae Butts were sentenced Thursday morning for the death of Serenity Richardson. Shortly after being sentenced to life, both Butts and Cunningham fell to the floor with emotional outcries coming from family members. Both women had to be wheeled out of the court room. In November of 2009, EMS was dispatched to 207 Congaree River Drive in the Lakes of Summerville subdivision around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Richardson was not breathing and was later pronounced dead at Summerville Medical Center. "All I ask is that justice be served for her today. That she finally can seriously rest in peace, and then maybe, just maybe I can breathe a breath of fresh air," said Ieshia Richardson, the victim's mother."

(Reuters) -- Two South Carolina women will spend the rest of their lives in prison for beating a toddler to death in 2009, a sentence that fits their crime, the case's prosecutor said on Friday.Erika Mae Butts and Shanita Latrice Cunningham, both 25, each received a life sentence from a Charleston judge on Thursday, two years to the day after 3-year-old Serenity Richardson died while in their care. They pleaded guilty to the crime in August.

"It is nearly impossible for words to accurately describe what these women did to that poor little girl," said Elizabeth Gordon, assistant managing solicitor for Charleston County. "They beat her repeatedly both with a belt and with plastic coat hangers. You can see the outlines of the strikes on this child's body. There is not one area of this child's body that was unharmed except for the soles of her feet."
Serenity was visiting Butts, her godmother and her mother's best friend, and Cunningham, who was Butts's lover, for two weeks at their home in Summerville, South Carolina when the abuse took place, Gordon said.
Serenity's mother, Ieshia Richardson, lives in Detroit.
"The explanation they gave (for the beatings) was that Serenity had a potty accident," Gordon said. "Their explanation is 'we didn't know what we did would kill her.'" "They knew what they did was wrong," Gordon said.
When Serenity became unresponsive on November 3, 2009, "they put bleach under her nose and they put ice on her to try to revive her," Gordon said. Butts called her own mother, who called 911. When medics arrived, the child had been dead for some time, Gordon said. She said that in four years of prosecuting crimes against special victims, this was the worst case she had seen. "In most of the homicide-by-child-abuse cases, somebody made a bad decision one day. (Butts and Cunningham) made a decision every single day that they were going to beat that child." An estimated 1,770 children died from abuse or neglect in 2009, according to the Child Welfare Information Gateway at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most researchers believe the number of child abuse deaths is under-reported, according to the department. The most frequent victims are children ages 4 and younger.


Mending Wall

she wasn't crying when she beat that child to death. I love the sound of her misery

3 years ago | [YT] | 1,197

robinhamre97

It kind of offended me how they reacted. They beat a 3year old to death, what did they excpect?

2 years ago | [YT] | 288

Mada Girl

Hoes were not crying like that when they killed that baby🇩🇴👸🏽🙄

2 years ago | [YT] | 149

Matt Hardy

Prison is too good for them. HELL will be waiting

2 years ago | [YT] | 70

Vinny Prada

hahaha i love their screams of agony. they deserve it..but poor kid 😐

2 years ago | [YT] | 122

JKrevy2294

I love the sound of justice in the morning.

3 years ago | [YT] | 1,347

Adrian McGrady

All that screaming is not needed. You took a life and now you are being punished

6 months ago | [YT] | 23

WILBERT ADAMSEL

Why wasn't She More Concerned About Her Dead GrandDaughter??!!
#FuqThemAll!!

1 years ago | [YT] | 48

Mas A

If you ever feel bad about yourself, just watch this video

2 years ago | [YT] | 50

Fultic

Some say she is still yelling to this day

2 years ago | [YT] | 56

joehatrix

Got off easy. Both Should’ve been sentenced to lethal injection. Waste of oxygen.

I genuinely enjoyed all the screeching coming from their relatives and them having ‘seizures’ LMFAO

6 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 22

Kay D

They should have gotten the death penalty

1 years ago | [YT] | 32

boimackhead

1:30
"I can't leave my baby like this, my baby is OUT
-No she's not"

Haha savage!

1 years ago | [YT] | 12

mrroland822

so they plead out for 20 to life in prison and the judge gave them the max. im guessing they thought they were gonna get the low end with 20. im glad they fell for the 20 to life and not waited for the offer for just 20. the DAs office fool many people with this knowing the judge will go high in the sentence while many think they will just get the low end. so thats why they were so shocked and fell out.

1 years ago | [YT] | 28

Randy Woodworth

Can't accuse the court of racism since the judge was black.

2 years ago | [YT] | 198

Diabolical Insolence

Girl started barking like a dog at the end

1 years ago | [YT] | 16

Leo Bookman

Lol she said you may get credit for any of the time that you have served....SAVAGE

1 years ago | [YT] | 34

grappler41

would be a lot cheaper and more appropriate to just put a $.89 bullet in their heads and be done with it.

1 years ago | [YT] | 73

Bossman

A period of life with credit for time served :)

2 years ago | [YT] | 30

Mr. Handel-Bar

"THATS MA BABY DAMMIT! THATS MA BABY!" Not anymore, lady. Now she's the state's baby

4 years ago | [YT] | 1,431