Sunday, March 17, 2019

Obese Woman Gets Life Sentenced For Killing Her 9-Year-Old Cousin By Sitting On Her

A 66-year old Florida woman who killed her cousin by sitting on her for more than 10 minutes as a form of punishment, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Veronica Green Posey who weighs in at 150kg, was sentenced after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder.

Her late little cousin, Dericka Lindsay had suffered horrific beatings from Posey, and Lindsay’s adoptive parents, James and Grace Smith because she didn’t 'behave'.

Dericka died face down in a chair in her living room with her knees on the floor, lying face down in the seat of the chair with Veronica sitting on top of her.


Paramedics and deputies responded to the family’s home following a 911 call in October 2017. Posey sat on Lindsay for more than ten minutes, causing the girl to die from a lack of oxygen, officials said.

Posey's attorney said the woman, who weighs approximately 320 pounds, was trying to help the Smiths and did not mean to hurt the girl.

The medical examiner said Lindsay had “severe bruising on her buttocks” due to “injury, on top of injury, on top of injury”.

James Smith was previously sentenced in December to 10 years for his role in Lindsay’s death. Grace Smith still faces charges but is currently mentally and physically unfit to stand trial but will face trial if she recovers.


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