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Mother Fights Murder Charges In Son's Jaywalking Death

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA -- Raquel Nelson faced a dilemma after she was convicted of vehicular homicide in the jaywalking-related death of her 4-year-old son: She coul...

WATCH: Georgia Mom Convicted In Son's Jaywalking Death Will Seek New Trial

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

ATLANTA -- A woman convicted of vehicular homicide after her 4-year-old son was struck and killed by a van as they jaywalked across a busy Atlanta-are...

For Want of a Crosswalk, a Life was Lost

Larry Cohen | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Larry Cohen

Instead of wasting our time debating who should be punished and how much, we need to invest our traffic safety funds in efforts that keep our children and families safe.

(WATCH) Georgia Mom Weighs New Trial Offer In Son's Jaywalking Death

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Georgia woman spared jail time for her vehicular homicide conviction in the death of her 4-year-old son, who was struck by a van as...

WATCH: Mom Convicted After Son Killed In Hit And Run

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 09.24.2011 | Crime

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Georgia woman received a year of probation on Tuesday in the jaywalking death of her 4-year-old son, but the judge also made the un...

Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

Radley Balko | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime
Radley Balko

We need to start holding prosecutors accountable for bringing unjust charges like those just brought against an Atlanta mother -- even if they may technically be legally permissible.