Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Woman Planted Pistol in Child's Backpack, then Called School


I suspect this sort of activity has been common in the war on drugs.   But this is the first case that I have heard where it has been documented that a gun was planted on a child so as to get them in trouble with school authorities.   It would of course, be even easier to do so with a few cartridges, and much less traceable.   From yourhoustonnews.com:
A 28-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for planting a pistol in a child’s backpack and anonymously reporting him to the school.
Heather Hodges was the live in girlfriend of the boys father.   The boy is 13, and suspected that Hodges had planted the gun in his backpack.    Fortunately, one investigator believed him.   From Investigator Mike Price:
“He was so consistent with his story and he came across so sincere, not just emotionally, but how he just stayed with his story and would not waver from it, that my position was that there’s something to this. I was the lone wolf at that point.”
It is a good thing that Ms. Hodges was discovered and prosecuted.   Perhaps it will act as a deterrent to others.    Serious investigative work was involved.  The "anonymous" call was recorded and the voice compared to Hodges.   Her car was placed at the location the call was made from.    Eventually, she confessed. 

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Wireless.Phil said...

Damn women getting crazier by the day.

Wireless.Phil said...

Crazy AND evil
Tossed 6yr old from bridge, killing him