Wednesday, 3 August 2016

How Mother denied parole 13 years after broiling her 14 month old daughter alive in a hot oven

An Alabama mother, 40 year old Melissa Wright who was sentenced to 25 years in jail for putting her 14-month-old daughter in a 600-degree oven has officially been denied parole this week.

When the incident occurred, Wright claimed it was an accident, adding that her daughter Ashley Smith who was 14 months old in 2003, “removed the racks out of the oven, turned it to broil and waited for it to heat up, and then put her head first into that oven.”



When her father heard Smith screaming, he quickly ran to the kitchen removed her from the oven.

Smith suffered severe third-degree burns and received over 25 reconstructive surgeries after she was pulled from the oven by her father.

Wright pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of her daughter, Ashley Smith and was sentenced to 25 years in Prison.

Smith who is now 15, argued against Wright being released from jail early because she believes she is still a threat to her young niece and nephew.

According to US weekly, she said:

“I honestly do not trust her and I’m afraid for their safety”. “I can’t imagine anybody being in as much pain as I was in… I do not hate Melissa, but I do not love her. I forgave Melissa.”
According to People, the state’s parole board rejected Wright’s request for an early release on Tuesday. She will not be eligible for parole again until 2021.

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