Six-year sentence appropriate for teen who tried to kill baby

December 2, 2012 

Cashel Sophia Phin

Modesto mom Cashel Sophia Phin, who is accused of trying to kill her weeks-old daughter, enters Department 2 of Stanislaus County Superior Court for a pretrial hearing on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)

BRIAN CLARK — Modesto Bee

Regarding "Six-year sentence a tragedy" (Nov. 25, Letters), about the young woman who tried to poison her baby: If she didn't want a baby, she should have had an abortion, or after having the baby, she could have left it at a hospital and not tried to kill it.

There are people who would gladly take a baby, no matter if it was a product of a rape. I think the mother got just what she deserved.

DORIS McGEE

Modesto

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