Former school bus driver convicted for abuse of disabled child

Source: MGN Online
Source: MGN Online(KGNS)
Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 2:44 PM CST
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A Jackson County jury found 58-year-old Antoinette Jane Raymond, of Vancleave, guilty for contributing to neglect, delinquency or abuse of a child and simple assault.

Attorney General Jim Hood said on the second day of trial, the jury reached a verdict in 30 minutes.

Testifying in her own behalf, Raymond said she wasn’t in the right frame of mind at the time of the crime.

She was tried for her treatment of a disabled child who was a passenger on her school bus in 2014 and 2015

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs delayed sentencing until he receives a pre-sentence report on Raymond that will include her background and medical conditions. Raymond faces a total sentence of 18 months on the misdemeanor charges.

The case was investigated by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Prosecution was handled by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander and Special Assistant Attorney General Dana Sims.

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