Name: Christopher Carpenter Age: 17 Place of residence: Ada Died: July 8, 2007 What happened: Christopher was accidentally stabbed in the chest by his mother, who prosecutors said was arguing with her husband and waving a knife. She was charged with second-degree murder. Haines entered into a blind plea to first-degree manslaughter and her 10-year sentence was suspended.
Other: The woman's husband told the court she was devastated by the death. “She's been punished enough,” Gary Carpenter said.
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