Another mother convicted of killing an adopted child. Sentence: Fifteen to life. Jennifer Alvey was sentenced to one year. Jill Ellen Depaillat’s trial ended in a mistrial; I don’t know if she was ever re-tried. Lisa Hawkins-Rusch appealed her sentence as overly harsh. She was sentenced to 1 1/3-4.
I think that’s the longest sentence I’ve heard of for the murder of a child from China. Nina Hilt’s mother got twenty-five years; Hilt was from Russia.
The mother in the most recent case is African American, the others are white.