State Legislation, Minnesota house of representatives: Impose a law change on murder children. Fighting for mandatory life in prison, "Cameron's Law"
RAISING HIGH AWARENESS!!!
Minnesota Law on child murder MUST change!!
"MANDATORY LIFE FOR MURDERING A CHILD"
There is a real terror in this world. The knowing that there are atrocious people out there that have no issue murdering a child. I aim to stop child murderers from walking free!! The only way this change can be accomplished is if we all pull together and stand up for the awareness of this cause! We must take a stand and fight for the justice of ALL children. There are no strict laws in place to fully protect the justice of our children when they are murdered by an adult. All children are innocent, and defenseless. The law currently offers plea bargains, and lesser charges on murder, just to get a conviction. What!!?? No!! This must stop today!! I am diligently working on raising awareness to Impose "Cameron's Law". This law will be the voice and rights for Children. This law will firmly state, that any adult that murders a child, that life without parole, will be the end result. There will be no plea bargains offered, no parole, felony points will not matter, and a clean criminal record before the offense will not save the offender or lessen their time. Very strict and clear cut. Minnesota should be a state that child murder is considered an abomination.
MY REASON FOR CHANGE
On February 7, 2003, My 3 year old son Cameron Norris was murdered. Cameron was brutally and violently beat to death by Samuel Christopher Jones, a long time family friend I trusted. Cameron was completely brain dead and died on life support in the intensive care unit at North Memorial Hospital, in Robbinsdale, MN. ((Tears))
Cameron had bruises all over his face and forehead. He took a real brutal and violent beating. It was later determined that Jones had kicked Cameron multiple times in the side and back with boots on. He caused major injuries to Cameron's organs. There were prints of the boots on his back. In the garbage at Jones' house the police found duck tape with blood on it. It was Cameron's blood. Jones had used the tape to cover Cameron's cries of terror. Jones also slammed Cameron's head into a wall multiple times. Which is what caused him to become unresponsive and stop breathing and also, brain dead. ((Tears))
Jones denied the allegations of murder from the very beginning. He claimed that Cameron had fallen off the counter in the kitchen. No fall like that could put boot prints on anyone. Jones was initially charged with 2nd degree "intentional" murder. The evidence was so strong against him, and the way 2nd "intentional" degree murder is set up, if Jones went to trial, he would be serving 40 years to life, after he was found guilty of murder. Jones, had no criminal record, nor did he have felony points.
So, Jones was offered a plea bargain on the lesser charge of 2nd degree "unintentional" murder. He was sentenced to the max of 20 years, but, with parole. In 03/08/2017, after serving only 14 years, Jones will be allowed back into society and remain on parole until 2023. Jones will also have to register as a predatory offender, for life.
I know for a fact, this same devastating tragic situation, has happened to other child murder cases!! Its a disgrace to our justice system!! My son's case was a very strong, and Jones could have gotten Life....but because of plea bargains and loop holes in the justice system, this convicted baby killer will go back to having a life, when he killed an innocent baby!!! My baby.
This case is a prime example of why the law needs to be changed, and many others, I have found!! No child murderer should ever be allowed to walk free. EVER again! Please help support me in this fight to change laws!! Thank you so much and God bless you all!
- Minnesota Governor
- Minnesota State Senate
Senator Al Franken
- Minnesota State Senate
I am seeking for law changes when it comes to adults that murder children. I am fighting to ask you to enforce "Cameron's Law" This law will firmly be built on this: If an adult is convicted of murdering a child, the sentence will be Mandatory Life sentence, No plea bargains offered, No parole or probation options and absolutely no exceptions.
Please consider this request because this type of crime has been spinning out of control. This is a deep passion for me. My son Cameron was murdered at the age of 3, on February 7, 2003. The evidence was overwhelming against my son's killer. If he went to trial he would have been found guilty and given 40 to life. However, he was offered a plea bargain, on the lesser charge of 2nd degree (unintentional) murder. His sentence was 20 years in prison. This man is going to be released on 3/8/2017 after only serving 14 years of his 20 year sentence. How is this justice? He murdered an innocent and defenseless child. He literally beat my son to death.
I cannot change the fact or the outcome of my little boys case....but I am looking to change the laws for the future. Adults should not be able to murder children and get off with a light sentences. There are more cases then just mine, where a child murderer got off easy. This can not continue to happen. We should protect and cherish our children because they are our future. They need us to take a firm stand for them. We really need the law change.
I appreciate your position in office and I pray that you will be able to support my insight and implement "Cameron's Law" into the justice system and honor it to its full potential. Thank you and God bless you all and Thank you for your time and consideration.
Cynthia L. Sweats
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