Daycare operator convicted in baby’s death gets reduced sentence
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Daycare operator convicted in baby’s death gets reduced sentence


TODD? TODD: GOOD AFTERNOON. THE DEFENSE WAS ARGUING FOR
SENTENCE OF PROBATION, FEARING
THAT A PRISON TERM WOULD LEAD TO
THE DEPORTATION OF THIS DR. TO
HER NATIVE INDIA. IN THE END, THE JUDGE DECIDED A
SHORT IS IN SENTENCE WAS
NECESSARY.>>I LOVED HER SO MUCH, REALLY
AS I LOVE MY DAUGHTER. I WOULD NOT CAUSE ANY HARM TO
HER. TODD: AN EMOTIONAL STATEMENT
FROM THE BABYSITTER OF THE
SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL. DR. PALLAVI MACHARLA ADDRESSED
THE COURT MOMENTS BEFORE THE
JUDGE IMPOSED THE SENTENCE.>>I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR
THEM. TODD: PROSECUTORS SAY MACARLA
SHOOK THE BABY. THE JUDGE CONVICTED HER OF
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, SAYING
THAT THE EVIDENCE DID NOT
SUPPORT SECOND-DEGREE MURDER. MACHARLA’S ATTORNEY ARGUED FOR
SENTENCE OF PROBATION, FEARING A
PRISON SENTENCE WILL ALMOST
CERTAINLY LEAD TO THE
DEPORTATION OF A CONVICT WHO IS
ALSO A POSITION, WIFE, AND MOTHER OF TWO. SHE’S HEARTBROKEN FOR THE
IMPACT THIS HAS ON HER HUSBAND,
BUT MOST OF ALL HER CHILDREN. TODD: THE DEFENSE IS PLENTY TO
APPEAL. AS FOR THE VICTIM’S FAMILY, THEY
DECLINED TO SPEAK IN COURT OR TO

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