In San Diego and Vista, two women were recently sentenced one for voluntary manslaughter and the other for stealing from her murdered grandmother. San Diego Superior Judge Robert O’Neill imposed an 11 year stipulated sentence to Jule Reynolds A stipulated sentence is an agreed upon sentence between the prosecutor, the criminal defense attorney and the client/defendant. Ms. Reynolds was initially charged with murder and was accused of smothering her newborn hours after the child was born for unknown reasons. An interesting note is that part of the stipulation [agreement] was that Ms. Reynonlds who already has six children will not be able to have conjugal visits while in custody.
In the other case, Vista Superior Court Judge Daniel Goldstein sentenced Amy Jo Mitchell to 2 years in state prison for burglary and accessory after the fact when she stole or withdrew about $70,000 dollars from her grandmother’s bank accounts. The grandmother was killed by Ms. Mitchell’s boyfriend, Steve Nolan, who later shot and killed himself inside his car in Riverside County on September 5, 2008.
Mom who smothered newborn gets 11 years in prison, North County Times, July 11, 2009