JENNIFER EWING wipes a tear in court on Tuesday after pleading "no contest," to child negligence leading to the death of her son. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
JUDGE Daniel B. Proud elicited pleas from Jennifer Ewing on each charge.
JENNIFER EWING protested that she was asleep at midnight when the fire started when her son lit a fire in his room, resulting in his death. "I loved him with all of my heart," Ewing said. "He was my everything. I never hurt him."
PROSECUTOR Lisette Suder told the court that they were referring to negligence, the "failure to act, so to speak," she said, "based on the criminal neglect theory," and not affirmative action, Suder said.