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My Daughter Has Felony Drug Convictions Now What?

Jessica McCarty, Florida Mother Kills All Her Children

We talked about Jessica McCarty a while back. She admitted to the murder of her three small children. She took a life sentence to keep from having a trial and more than likely a death sentence. Police say that Lacey McCarty, seven, was drowned in a bathtub, and that Phillip McCarty, six, and Christopher Swist, five months, were strangled.
She'd had a lengthy history of drug abuse but it was her mental illnesses that the defense blamed for the murders.

‘Jessica was failed by the mental health profession, where she desperately sought help, but it was never given,’ Patricia Null, McCarty's mother, said. ‘Now we are all paying the price for that.’
McCarty’s treatment was a complete failure of the mental health system.  McCarty sought mental help just days before she killed her children.




Alexandria Duval, New York, Killed her Twin Sister

This twin’s trouble returned on the double. Alexandria Duval, 38, was arrested Friday in Albany, New York, on a murder charge for the death of her twin sister, Anastasia, earlier this year. The Duval sisters were in a fatal car crash in May, when their SUV plummeted off a 200-foot cliff in Maui, Hawaii. Alexandria was behind the wheel. Anastasia died at the scene. There was no evidence of braking, and witnesses claim the sisters had been arguing prior to the crash and that Alexandria had deliberately steered the car off the cliff. Alexandria was arrested for second-degree murder, but at a preliminary hearing, a judge ruled there was no probable cause and dropped the charges. However, in October, a Hawaii grand jury indicted Alexandria for second-degree murder, according to The Associated Press. Maui police issued a warrant, and authorities tracked down Alexandria at an Albany home. She’s now awaiting extradition to Hawaii. The sensational nature of the story caught the country’s atte…