Mom tells court daughter’s baking in oven was an accident – women after 40
Melissa Wright was at her home in Prattville, Alabama in 2002.
She took all the grates out of her oven. Then she calmly set the temperature to grilling (approx. 600 degrees).
Then she did the unthinkable, she put her 14-month-old baby Ashley in the oven.
Ashley’s father, Robert Smith, found her in the oven.
Little Ashley’s body was seriously burned. Over the next ten years, she underwent 28 different surgeries.
Wright pleaded guilty to her crimes and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2003.
Wright initially claimed her baby fell out of her arms and somehow ended up in the oven.
The evidence quickly showed that Wright’s story was fabricated.
Wright later claimed she heard voices and they told her to put Ashley in the oven. Ashley is now a teenager and in high school.
At a parole hearing, she testified that her mother should remain in prison.
Ashley’s older sister, Courtney Brenson, supported her mother’s early release.
This “justice” system confuses me, if you get a 25 year sentence, serve 25 years.
It shouldn’t be any of that about getting into business early. Good behavior in prison?
Please, if they were that “good” they wouldn’t have ended up in jail in the first place.
If you commit a crime, you must serve the entire sentence.
Ashley says she doesn’t love her birth mother — but she doesn’t hate her either.
She was raised by her aunt and uncle. Wright is eligible for parole in 2021.
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