Woman To Plead Guilty To Jumping From Bridge With Toddler

A Bath County woman charged with jumping off an interstate overpass with her granddaughter in her arms is expected to enter a plea deal.

That was supposed to happen in court hearing scheduled for Wednesday, but that hearing was continued.

Police say the 50-year-old jumped off a bridge while holding her 3-year-old step-granddaughter, Makayla Carpenter.

Both Jordan and Carpenter were injured. The toddler had to have surgery on her leg.


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  • by Mom Location: Kentucky on May 2, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    I don't condone what she did at all. I happen to know the woman, and her granddaughter, and some of the reasoning behind why she did why she did. I think temporary insanity describes her state of mind exactly when all of this happened. You don't know the circumstances. Thank your lucky stars that you have never been in a situation where you thought that both you and your granddaughter would be better off dead then having to go through what they were.
  • by Father Truth Location: Mountain Top on May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM
    The woman pleaded guilty. The bad thing about it she a get a couple years[ whoops sorry forgot about our great justice system] or a few months.Myself id put her in a nut house where she never see light again.But this is just my thoughts they dont count or no other citizens do these days
  • by Mom Location: KY on May 1, 2008 at 07:30 AM
    Sure, she will go for the insanity plea-after all, anybody who could do something like this has to be mental. But, I also think she is sure that by pleading guilty, that she won't get as much time out of it-which is not right either. Mental or not, you do the crime, you should have to do the time. And just the fact that she was actually teaching little kids is a good reason to make teachers and other people around kids to have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at different times in their career, as a way to assure parents that they are really capable of being in the schools. I can already hear people getting mad at that, but if they don't have anything to hide, then they shouldn't mind-the same as with drug testing. They already have background checks, so why not go a step further with mental evaluations.
  • by c Location: fkt on May 1, 2008 at 04:55 AM
    Let me guess, she will be using the insanity plea so she will not have to answer for her actions. Let's face it, our justice system has no justice in it!
  • by here here Location: pikeville on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    What is up with the madness here and everywhere else too. Have people just snapped. This world full of people need to pull themselves together.
  • by Jan Location: Pikeville on Apr 30, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    This women has to be nuts!!!!! Sounds like something my own mother would do....Families should take notice when they see a loved one with severe mental changes and not just turn their heads because it's family...Sometimes it could stop a tragedy... I hope she gets medical help and then severe charges for this act.

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