OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma mother convicted of enabling child abuse will not get a new trial. Raye Dawn Smith was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the death of her daughter Kelsey Smith Briggs. Smith’s attorneys argued a juror in the 2007 trial broke the rules by researching the case on the internet. The judge ruled Friday there was no evidence the juror received any information from outside the courtroom, or shared anything with her fellow jurors.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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