Mother, Nine Months Pregnant, Sentenced For Infant's Death

She's nine months pregnant, about to give birth any day, but now a southern Kentucky woman is now on her way to prison.

Sarah Davenport pleaded guilty to causing another baby's death back in November of 2005.

On Monday, a judge sentenced Davenport for the crime and had little sympathy for the expectant mother.

Davenport's attorney says he had expected the sentencing to be put on hold until his client gave birth. She's due on Saturday.

Instead, Sarah Davenport will give birth behind bars, sentenced for the death of her three-month-old son, Jeremiah.

Police say they found cocaine in Jeremiah's system. Police originally charged her with murder, but the Whitley County mother reached a plea deal to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

The judge sentenced her to five years in prison. Davenport's attorney says he will appeal that decision.


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  • by shocked Location: b'ville on Aug 16, 2007 at 10:20 AM
    well i do know of her ( from years ago ) i don't care who you are if u have children u should stop the party life no drugs no alcholol. She should spend the rest of her life in prison, she also has a older son like 7 he is not left in the best of care i presume, now she's pregnant. They should rip her insides out. her mother will probably take both her kids to prison to see her like she deserves that which will screw with their minds. SOCIAL SERVICES NEED TO TAKE BOTH CHILDRENS OUT OF THE HOME BELIEVE ME IT IS SAD!
  • by Kate Location: Louisville on Aug 16, 2007 at 05:11 AM
    I agree we don't know all the circumstances but we do know she MURDERED a baby! I hope she never get's to lay eyes on this next child and that she suffers so much she prays to die. Death would be to good for her!!!! No excuse for hurting or killing innocent children!!!
  • by fed up Location: Ky on Aug 15, 2007 at 07:41 PM
    Absolutely right on Connie. As for beinghappy- you go ahead and live in your happy little world. As you do, kids all over the state are being slaughtered. I guess you'd think their murderers all should be given second chances,too.I have a sister in prison for murdering her husband...it's too good for her...what, give them free meals and education, and a good place to sleep? Yea, real punishment.Give me a break!I'd love to give her a hand up...but not in the way some think!
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on Aug 15, 2007 at 05:08 PM
    What POSSIBLE circumstances can justify killing a defenseless, innocent child? The only FACT that needs to be considered is that this worthless piece of feces MURDERED her child. If there is any "justice" in this world, the new baby will be born, given to people who will love and cherish the child. Oh yeah, the "mother" rots in prison. (Or do you think this trash deserves a second chance to kill again?)
  • by BeingHappy2Day on Aug 15, 2007 at 06:07 AM
    It is okay to be angry, and upset. However, unfortunately unless we know this lady we will never know all the circumstances behind what really happened. And believe me, she is probably paying for this more than any jail time could make her pay. Lets consider all of the facts and how we can help keep someone from doing this again with a hand up instead of a pointing finger. Pehaps she didn't realize what would happen. As my father always said before he died, don't judge me untill you've walked a mile in my shoes. Lets all say a prayer for her.
  • by Connie Location: Frankfort on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    This is exactly what is wrong with our society...they can "plea" out of murder. This should be stopped immediately! Lawmakers need to make the penatlies so stiff for murder that the judges CANNOT accept plea agreements, period! Until we start making these idiots pay for their crimes, things will only continue to get worst for all of us! Wake up Frankfort Lawmakers!! Look around you at all the young lives being taken by the hands of stupid adults! You say you care about our children, then prove it by doing something about it!!!
  • by angry Location: cynthiana on Aug 14, 2007 at 04:53 PM
    what has gone wrong with our world & our judcial system? you people give these child killers the ok to kill, because they certainly don't get any prison time for killing their children. five years for the life of a precious child. sometimes i wonder about our justice system. she needs this baby she's getting ready to give birth to taken from her the minute it is born so it doesn't end up like the other one.
  • by E's Mom Location: Richmond on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:50 AM
    Our society is clearly in a state of confusion when it comes to our judicial system. People get life for petty things like theft and only get 5 years when a child's life has been taken. I agree with Tammy of Mt. Sterling, this baby should be taken from her. She clearly is unfit. There are plenty of couples that cannot have children that would give this child a wonderful life. It's just not fair the way people AREN'T punished for their actions.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:03 AM
    I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE ALL OF HER FEMALE PARTS OUT OF HER BODY WHERE SHE CAN'T HAVE ANYMORE KIDS. THATS WHAT MAKES ME SICK THEY GET PREGNANT AND DECIDE THEY DON'T WANT THE BABY ANYMORE SO THEY KILL IT AND THEN THEY GO OUT AND GET PREGNANT AGAIN. IF YOU DON'T WANT KIDS THEN HAVE THE DESCENCY TO USE SOMETHING. THAT IS A SHAME THAT PEOPLE WILL PUT DRUGS INTO THEIR LITTLE KIDS BODIES JUST TO SEE HOW THEY REACT TO IT. SHE WILL GET WHAT SHE DESERVES AND I HOPE IT IS LOSING HER LIFE.
  • by A Christian Location: Irvine on Aug 14, 2007 at 10:00 AM
    I know a very loving couple in my church in there early 30's who surely would love to have a baby, unfortunately after over 11 years have been unsuccessfull. It's unreal to me how anybody could do anything to any child of any age. They are all Gifts from God.
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