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Death penalty sought in beating death of Sanford boy

Posted February 22, 2011

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— Lee County prosecutors said Monday that they plan to seek the death penalty against a Sanford woman charged with killing a 3-year-old boy in her care.

Ebony Lashaun Watson, 24, was charged in September 2008 with murder, felony assault inflicting serious injury and felony child abuse.

The boy, whose name was never released, suffered massive internal injuries that were the result of an assault, police said.

Watson was the girlfriend of the boy's father, Eddie Pugh, and she was left in charge of the child. Pugh, Watson and the boy lived at the Regal Inn, at 3200 Jefferson Highway.

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  • gregdboz Feb 23, 2011

    stop the god thing,, if he were that great,, we would have nothing to discuss,,

  • gregdboz Feb 23, 2011

    and also , i would bet,, they would buy tickets to see a public execution,, and , you think, you have no problems,, think again,very glad , i am not part of your clan, what she did, is absolutely horrible,, ask dad why he left the boy with her? where was the mother?

  • lakeyk1 Feb 23, 2011

    Another innocent child losses a life. It's a "sickening" way of life that makes me want to throw up. Yes, our judicial systems, law enorcers (City, County and State) hide behind a flawed system of loop holes and the lawyers defend these, unfit for society people as upstanding, poorly deprived and didn't know any better citizens that need the understanding/compassion from the public. And, if sentenced, it will be at tax payers expense of housing in an institution that allows them more protection and well taken care of than the outside public is offered. Our prisons are going to be overcrowded because this type of sentence doesn't scare or convert these felons. America the free: Free to steal, kill, rape, cheat....BUT, do not bring a Bible to school or say Merry Christmas, or use God's name outside of invain. For this offends someone, but killing an innoncent child that's the judicial system's responsibility and we don't have the monetary funds (City, County, State) to change the

  • gregdboz Feb 23, 2011

    i really would bet , most of the people here who would like to see her hang from the nearest tree,,was beaten as a child,, and really hate blacks,, btw, its funny , never heard of this, until today,, wonder why???

  • robinson66 Feb 23, 2011

    To: ajfuddermukker
    !!!AMEN!!!

  • robinson66 Feb 23, 2011

    Public execution

  • Justin T. Feb 23, 2011

    "That Ccommunity" needs to stop beating their children on a drop of a dime and start raising them with care and understanding!!!!!!

    I'm confused. What community are you referring to?

    -- You know, THOSE people.

  • Outforjustice Feb 23, 2011

    "That Ccommunity" needs to stop beating their children on a drop of a dime and start raising them with care and understanding!!!!!!

    I'm confused. What community are you referring to?

  • miyata Feb 23, 2011

    What could a three year old boy do to an adult woman that would warrent beating him to death? She deserves the same!
    scottandjackie

    Yes she does and a whole lot more. Beating a toddler to death, what a disgrace.

  • miyata Feb 23, 2011

    "That Ccommunity" needs to stop beating their children on a drop of a dime and start raising them with care and understanding!!!!!!...cantbtaught

    Which community would that be?

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