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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mollie Shouse guilty of MURDER after leaving her two-year-old to die in hot car as she lay unconscious in drug-addled stupor

A jury in Jefferson County has convicted a 29-year-old mother of murder after leaving her two-year-old son to die in a sweltering car while she was unconscious through drug abuse in her apartment.

Despite frequent interruptions in the six-day trial, where Mollie Shouse was too overcome with emotion for proceedings to continue, the jury took only a few hours to return a guilty verdict - recommending a 35-year sentence.

It is believed to be the first murder conviction for a death of this kind.

Six men and six women found Shouse guilty of the death of Kenton Brown. She was found guilty on further charges of wanton endangerment, criminal abuse and possession of a controlled substance.

Shouse will be formally sentenced in September. While she could have been given a life sentence, the 35 years recommended by the jury means that - if so sentenced - she will be eligible for parole when she is 49 years old.

Prosecutor Erin McKenzie told reporters after the case: 'Nothing will bring that baby back, but this is as close as we can get to justice for him.' Read More