Bond Reduced In Sosa Case

December 20, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns, Jr. Monday granted a defense request to reduce bond from $25,000 to $10,000 for 18 year old Lillian Elizebeth Sosa.

Sosa has been in the DeKalb County Jail since October 29th, when she was charged with second degree murder in the death of her baby, which was found on October 26th in a ladies room trash can at the El Rancho Restaurant on West Broad Street.

The murder charge was later dropped after an autopsy concluded that the infant was stillborn.

Sosa is now charged with the abuse of a corpse.

She is being represented by April Craven, assistant District Public Defender.

Meanwhile, in other cases Monday, 20 year old Ashley L. Hix, charged with theft over $1,000, was granted judicial diversion probation for a period of two years. Hix must perform 100 hours of community service work. The case will run concurrently with a Clay County sentence and Hix must make restitution. Hix was given credit for four days of jail time served.

35 year old Patsy McCoy pleaded guilty to possession of a legend drug and theft under $500. She was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days to serve 30 days. She will then be on good behavior probation. The case will run concurrently with a General Sessions Court violation of probation case against her. McCoy was given credit for 151 days of jail time served.

32 year old Michael David Mason, Jr., charged with possession of a schedule III controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, was granted judicial diversion probation for a period of two years. He was fined $2,000 and must perform 100 hours of community service work.

47 year old Christopher Neal Barnes pleaded guilty to a second offense of driving under the influence and a second offense of driving on a revoked license. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to PSI probation except for 60 days. His license has been suspended for a period of two years. Barnes was fined a total of $660.

41 year old Shannon L. Newby pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to good behavior probation. The case is to run concurrently with the TDOC sentence he is now serving.

22 year old Jonathan D. Thomas pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. He received a four year sentence to serve 45 days and then be on supervised probation. He must also perform 100 hours of community service work and he is liable for restitution of $1,500 jointly and severally with co-defendants in the case. Thomas was given credit for 45 days of jail time served.

26 year old Michael Chad Owens pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and theft under $500. He received a four year sentence on the burglary charge and 11 months and 29 days on the theft offense. The cases are to run concurrently. Owens was given credit for time served, about 75 days, and he will be on supervised probation. He must perform 100 hours of community service work and make restitution of $129.00.

33 year old Federico Torres pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and he received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to 48 hours in jail. He was fined $360 and was given credit for one day of jail time served. He will be on probation until March, 2008.

30 year old Amy Lawson pleaded guilty to possession of a schedule II and III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a total sentence of four years, all suspended to time served. She was fined $2,000 and must perform 100 hours of community service work. Lawson was given credit for 79 days of jail time served.

18 year old Matthew Wilbur, charged with theft of property over $1,000, was granted judicial diversion probation for a period of two years. He must perform 100 hours of community service work and make restitution of $2,067. Wilbur was also given credit for three days of jail time served.

26 year old Charles Wilmoth pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. He received a sentence of four years, all suspended except for six months to serve. He must perform 100 hours of community service work and make restitution of $3,800. The case is to run concurrent to a Putnam County case against him. Wilmoth was given credit for 91 days of jail time served.

31 year old Alvin Sink pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth and received a four year sentence, all suspended to time served. Other counts against him were dismissed but he must forfeit a weapon. Sink was fined $2,000 and must perform 100 hours of community service work. He was given credit for 122 days of jail time served.

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