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Woman gets life sentence for sitting on, smothering girl

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Mar 15, 2019 7:32 PM 1+ week ago

Veronica Green Posey was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her as a form of punishment.

Veronica Green Posey was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her as a form of punishment. (Escambia County Jail)

A Florida woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as a form of punishment.

Veronica Green Posey, 66, was sentenced after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

Dericka Lindsay had suffered horrific beatings from Posey, and Lindsay's adoptive parents, James and Grace Smith, when she didn't behave, prosecutors said. Paramedics and deputies responded to the family's Pensacola home following a 911 call in October 2017. Posey sat on Lindsay for more than five minutes, causing the girl to die from a lack of oxygen, officials said.

The girl allegedly yelled that she could not breathe ...

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