Mother of Girl Found in Landfill to Attend Trial Each Day

By: AP
By: AP

Orange Park, Florida (AP) --

The mother of slain 7-year-old Somer Thompson says she will be in court every day for the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering her daughter.

Diena Thompson said that she still feels guilty over what happened to her daughter.

Somer Thompson disappeared while walking home from school with
her siblings in north Florida last year. Her body was found two
days later in a Georgia landfill.

Jared Mitchell Harrell has been charged in her death.

Thompson said on Thursday, October 14 she had taught her daughter about stranger danger, but that parents need to go a step further,
teaching them things like running away when they have a bad feeling
about an adult.

A vigil will take place on the anniversary of the Somer
Thompson's death next week.


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  • by LOL Location: Tallahassee on Oct 15, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    There is not a punishment strong enough. But old sparky will get the job done.
  • by sikofit Location: ga on Oct 15, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    We don't have a judicial system that is in place for justice to be served. We have a "money pit" that feeds the lawyers, jail system, and drains the taxpayers of way too much money. Go hang him in the trash dump and leave him there for the buzzards to pick.
  • by Will Location: Tallahassee on Oct 15, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    Long past time to re-fire up 'Old Sparky".
  • by Margaret on Oct 15, 2010 at 06:55 AM
    God bless the mom and her family. I hope God will somehow grant them peace during this time. This has got to be the most horrible thing any parent can imagine. I hope if the man on trial is guilty they show him no mercy.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    I wish i could grant the power for this mother to administer whatever punishment she thinks appropriate. Why house someone forever after they have proven themselves to be unfit for society.
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