No Jail for Madelyne TooGood

Remember Madelyne TooGood? The Irish Traveler caught on videotape striking her child in her car in a parking lot?

Now that the media has died down, and the DA of the county, who said he wouldn't offer TooGood a deal lost his re-election bid in November, a deal has been reached.

TooGood pleaded guilty to a felony battery charge. She received a one year suspended sentence, a year's probation and a $500 fine. The more serious charges against her were dismissed.

We think this is an appropriate resolution to the case. It is equivalent to what other defendants receive when charged with the same offense-- whose stories do not end up in the media. The court and the new DA rose above the lynch mob mentality and should be commended.

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