Casey Anthony's Arizona "Sister" Deborah Milke Still on Death Row With Co-Conspirators

As Casey Anthony soon returns to a society that wants no part of her, a woman in her late 40s continues to sit on Arizona's death row, convicted nearly two decades ago of killing her 4-year-old son.
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Deborah Milke was Arizona's Casey Anthony.
Deborah Milke's case was a huge one in the Valley, though it paled (they all do, except for maybe O.J. and the Lindbergh Baby trials) compared to the recently completed Anthony case.
 
Here's a blog item we did on Milke before Casey's trial.
 
We predicted at the time that the young Florida woman would land in the same terrible situation as Milke, i.e. death row. 
 
Man, were we wrong about that, but that, as they say, is what makes horse races.
 
Milke's co-conspirators, James Lynn Styers and Roger Wayne (bad middle name for killers) Scott, also were convicted of first-degree murder in separate trials.

The pair later joined Milke, who was the alleged mastermind of the vile plot, on death row.

 
Milke didn't actually kill little Christopher -- she was home in Phoenix at the time. But the jury convicted her of putting her roommate Styers up to it.
 
Under a pretext of "going to see Santa Claus," Styers and his pal Scott instead took Christopher out to the desert north of Phoenix where one of them (probably Styers) shot him three times in the head and left him where he fell, chewing gum clenched between his teeth.
 
The plot, such as it was, fell apart within a few days.
 
Prosecutors theorized that Debbie's motive for murder was that Christopher was putting a crimp in her desired lifestyle (sound familiar, Anthony trial watchers?), which included a relationship with a young single guy who didn't want the burdens of step-fatherhood.
 
Milke took the stand in her own defense, and totally blew it -- just as the pathologically lying Casey Anthony would have had she made the mistake of testifying a few weeks ago.

The jury convicted her in short order.

Milke continues to appeal her conviction, to no avail.

Whether she ever will be executed remains to be seen.

Justice, as they call it, can be quite fickle.




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ARM13
ARM13

Please present both sides to Debra Milke's case.  This woman is NO Casey Anthony.  She is innocent of the crime she was convicted of.  Sickening what the police investigator did to her and how many others??

myerskn1958
myerskn1958

Just maybe she is innocent? The only evidence was a supposed statement taken by one of the most corrupt cops in Phoenix history (check out how many of his accused's statements were tossed), Armando Suldate, wrote that she confessed during an interrogation. She did not sign a statement. There was no recording. There were no other witnesses to interrogation. This was it. Oh, and the shooter's word against the mother. What would his motivation have been to point at Milke?

 

Not sure the complete story is being represented in this blog.

Renripples
Renripples

this is horrible...the boy is 4 years old , expecting to go to a trip to see Santa and instead is shot 4 times in the head and left for dead chewing gum clenched firmly in his jaw's....could she not have put him up for adoption? sick hope they put her in solitary confinement for the rest of her life. till she decide's to commit suicide or starves.. i mean why do we pamper the criminals and pay for them...america is whacked out and skewed america only seems to have pitty for the wrongdoer's instead of the innocent.  

truthseeker
truthseeker

Where is the reporting on the innocent and wrongfully convicted sitting in Arizona's prisons? Is Ray Krone the only exoneree since 2006? Exonerees have been emerging nationwide into the hundreds, while Arizona refuses to admit they've put innocent people in prison shredding lives and wasting millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars, as they continue to overfill the prisons to be able to build even more. Who's going to expose this sick game of injustice in Arizona going on daily in the courts?

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