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TRUANCY SENTENCE
Kanawha judge reduces woman's truancy sentence to $50 fine following Supreme Court ruling

Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:16 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va.


A Kanawha County judge has reduced a St. Albans woman's truancy sentence to a $50 fine following a ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom originally fined Beth Bennett, ordered her to perform community service and placed her on 90 days' probation.

The Supreme Court ruled in April that Bennett's sentence was incorrect. The court said sentencing alternatives for first-offense truancy are a fine, or requiring the adult to accompany the child to school.

The court said there was no basis for community service or probation.

Bennett pleaded guilty in 2013 after her child had five unexcused absences from school. The Supreme Court upheld her plea but sent the case back to circuit court for resentencing.

Media outlets report that Bloom resentenced Bennett on Wednesday.










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