Jesus May Have Mercy On You But Not Haiti
Posted on 13. May, 2010 by Shera Crossan in Events, Foreign and Domestic Intelligence, Religion
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Loading ... A U.S. missionary should spend six months in prison for her failed attempt to remove 33 children from Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake, a prosecutor said Thursday on the first day of her trial.
Prosecutor Sonel Jean-Francois told the court that Laura Silsby knew she was breaking the law by trying to take the children without proper documents to an orphanage she was starting in the neighboring Dominican Republic.
“Laura recognized she violated the law,” Jean-Francois said as lawyers and a small group of spectators crowded into a a stiflingly hot tent in the parking lot of the quake-damaged courthouse.
He spoke after the Idaho woman testified. Silsby, who was leader of a group of Baptists detained by authorities, was the only person to testify on the first day of the trial. She spent much of the rest of the session reading the Bible.
The 40-year-old businesswoman told the court she thought the children were orphans whose homes were destroyed in the earthquake.
Silsby was originally charged with kidnapping and criminal association. She now faces one count of arranging illegal travel under a 1980 statute restricting travel out of Haiti signed by then-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.
A six-month sentence is the minimum jail time recommended under the law. She would receive credit for time served if convicted and sentenced to prison, prosecutors told the AP.
Silsby has been in custody since Jan. 29, when she and nine other Americans were detained at the Dominican border.more
I still feel that all the time she spends in prison should be spent awaiting execution.
She was stealing children, and people who knew her well said she was doing that for profit.
She has been found guilty in a court of law, and she should hang!
There should never be any leniency shown to any child kidnapper!
May God have mercy on her soul, or not.