Some of you may remember the case of Randall Piercy. He’s the alleged father who kept his 9-year-old son locked up in a room all day with only a 2 liter soda bottle for a toilet. The window in the room was covered and the light switch was disabled. The house was strewn with video cameras so he could keep tabs on his son at all times. The light switch was also disabled in the boy’s room. The boy was only allowed out of the room once per day to go to the bathroom and he didn’t go to school or a doctor.
His mother was rarely allowed to see her son and the notes she left for him was the only form of communication she had with him.
Piercy had pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse and was sentenced to the max of 9 years. Hardly enough if you ask me but the judge did let him have it.
In court on Friday, Judge Mallory Cooper gave Piercy the maximum sentence allowed under his plea agreement.
“I believe that for nine years you should eat alone, you’ll have cameras on you, your lights will go on when the prison wants them to go on and your lights will go off when the prison wants them to go off,” Cooper said.
She said that is exactly how Piercy’s son lived.
He’ll still have it better than his son did.
It just boggles my mind that someone who dared to call himself a parent would think that this was acceptable behavior. Not only that but this is another case where the mother was complicit. If your husband has forbidden you from seeing your own son in your own house why in God’s name did she not go to the police?
Michelle Piercy is going to trial later this month.
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.