The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Friends stand by Tseng, call sentence poor: Some supporters of Esmie Tseng react to her sentencing… “Nobody’s really better served by this (sentence),” Horwitz said. “When the judge talks about rehabilitation in the prison system … She needs help (after) years and years of challenges and what many argue to be abuse in the home …

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Esmie Tseng sentenced to prison: The Overland Park teen-ager who pleaded guilty to killing her mother was sentenced today to eight years and four months in prison. Esmie Tseng, 17, declined to say anything during the brief hearing in Johnson County District Court. She had pleaded guilty in March to voluntary manslaughter. The sentence imposed …

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Esmie ineligible for youth prison: Supporters of Esmie Tseng, the Kansas girl who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of her mother, had their hopes raised and summarily dashed last week… Supporters of Tseng who lost their fight to have her tried as a juvenile were still lobbying last week for the …

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Teenager pleads guilty in mother’s stabbing death: This is just another story about Esmie Tseng’s plea but I finally get to hear what kind of abuse Esmie went through… In Esmie Tseng’s world, a test score of 96 might have gotten the 16-year-old grounded. Her mother expected more. Always more. And when the Overland Park …

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Esmie Tseng pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter: In a shocking turn of events, shocking to me anyway, Esmie Tseng, the 16-year-old Kansas teen accused of stabbing her mother to death, has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter… Esmie Tseng, 16, pleaded guilty to the charge after agreeing to have her case moved to adult court. Sentencing …

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Friends argue 16-year-old girl needs help, not prison, following her mother’s murder: This is another story that I’ve been following here. It’s the story of Esmie Tseng, a 16-year-old Kansas girl who is accused of stabbing her mother, Shu Y. Tseng, to death. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten a chance to post the previous entries since …

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If tried as adult, daughter “doomed”: (Log in info) Kind of a fitting headline don’t you think? Anyway, Esmie Tseng’s father has spoken out against his daughter being tried as an adult… “If my daughter is tried and penalized with hardened criminals and recidivists, she will be doomed,” Tao Tseng said in the statement. “I …

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Teen Faces Charge in Mom’s Stabbing: (last story) Just some other news about Esmie Tseng. Probably nothing new to those that are closer to the case but new to me… Investigators said the teen’s 55-year-old mother, Shu Yi Zhang, was fatally stabbed after a lengthy argument between the mother and daughter. Zhang called her husband …

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