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Dying Too Young: Christopher Carpenter

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
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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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