A woman who killed a child by sitting on her as a form of punishment has been sentenced to life in prison.
After a two-day trial in Pensacola, Florida, Veronica Green Posey, 66, was found guilty Friday of first-degree felony murder. On Oct. 14, 2017, Posey sat on Dericka in an effort to get the girl under control. The approximately 320-pound woman sat on Dericka for more than five minutes, enough for the child to die from a lack of oxygen.
Dericka reportedly screamed twice that she couldn’t breathe, and after Posey got up and realized Dericka wasn’t breathing, she called 9-1-1.