Michele Cossey sentenced

Pa. mom sentenced for helping son get weapons:

Michele Cossey, the mother of Dillon Cossey, was sentenced to four months in prison and five years probation. If you’ll recall Dillon Cossey was arrested for plotting an attack against Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School outside of Philadelphia even though he was home schooled. Michele Cossey bought her underage son one of the guns that he planned on using.

Even after Dillon Cossey was sentenced his mom still showed spoiling tendencies by smuggling fast food into her son while he was in detention.

For once I’m actually glad to see a parent being held responsible for allowing their kid to plot a school attack.

Dillon Cossey improving, Mom not so much

Judge praises school plotter, criticizes mother:

At a hearing for would be school shooter Dillon Cossey Montgomery County Court Judge Paul Tressler had some words of encouragement to Dillon.

Tressler, who initially did not recognize the teen, was effusive in his praise of the boy’s progress, especially his weight loss of 73 pounds, down from 305 pounds a year ago. He took a request for a home visit from the boy’s attorney, J. David Farrell, under advisement.

“You’ve done well,” the judge said. “I see you going home – you’ve earned it.”

If you’ll remember Dillon Cossey was the home-schooled kid from outside of Philadelphia who plotted to attack Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. He also had contact with Pekka Eric Auvinen of the Jokela massacre in Finland but that’s neither here nor there. Also if you’ll recall, Cossey’s mother, Michele Cossey, provided her son with some of the guns he planned to use. Judge Tressler did not have such kind words for her.

Tressler said that although he was pleased with Dillon Cossey’s evaluations, he echoed the concerns of prosecutor Sharon Giamporcaro, chief of the juvenile division, about his mother.

“His major problem is sitting right over there – that lady in blue,” the judge said, looking at Michele Cossey, 47. “You have destroyed this kid. . . . Until I trust you – and I do not at this point – he will not come home to you.”

Visibly upset, Michele Cossey raised her hand, hoping to speak.

“This isn’t a school – just keep quiet,” the judge responded.

Can I get an OH SNAP?

It seems that Michele Cossey had continued her spoiling ways by bringing Dillon food while he was in detention. She’s been told that if she does it again she will be barred from seeing her son for a month.

I’m glad to see a parent being held responsible for once for actions that emotionally damaged their child.

Michele Cossey pleads guilty

Student’s mother pleads guilty in plot at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School:

Michele Cossey pleaded guilty in court yesterday to charges of endangering the welfare of children. Cossey was arrested for supplying her son, Dillon Cossey, with illegal firearms that she purchased.

Dillon Cossey was arrested last year for plotting an attack against Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School outside of Philadelphia even though he had been home schooled for over a year.

A sentencing date has not been set yet.

Michele Cossey to take plea

Potential plea in high school shooting plot case:

Do you remember the name Michele Cossey? She’s the 47-year-old ‘mother’ who supplied firearms to her teenage son Dillon who was going to use them to attack Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Pennsylvania.

In case you don’t remember let the article refresh your memory…

Even while knowing that her son was troubled, Cossey bought him three guns – a 9 mm semiautomatic rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and a .22-caliber handgun – and the makings for live grenades including inert grenades, gunpowder and BB pellets, according to the criminal complaint.

Police found the 9 mm rifle with laser scope and seven homemade grenades, four of which were live, along with numerous air and BB guns, knives and Columbine-related materials, in Cossey’s son’s bedroom on the night of Oct. 10, 2007, when they searched the home.

Also she was home-schooling Dillon in the 18 months prior to his arrest.

Anyway it looks like she’ll be entering into a plea agreement as early as Monday.

Michele Cossey has been charged with endangering the welfare of children, unlawful transfer of firearms, possession of a firearm by a minor, corruption of minors and recklessly endangering another.

No word yet on any of the details of the plea. If she gets away with no jail time then it will be a victory for criminal parenting.

Dillon Cossey's mom to undergo psych exam

Mother of attack plot teen to be evaluated:

The Mother of Dillon Cossey, Michele Cossey and the woman who supplied him with the guns, has been court ordered to undergo a psych eval. Michele Cossey’s attorney declined to say the reason he requested the evaluation. The prosecutors did not object to the defense’s request.

Personally I don’t think she’s crazy, she’s just a bad parent.

Cossey tipster sentenced

Former hero in Cossey case gets probation:

Lew Bennett III was the teen who turned in Dillon Cossey for plotting against Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Then Bennett along with some other teens broke into the Cossey’s home to steal some of the Cossey’s property.

Bennett and his cohorts were sentenced to probation…

At yesterday’s juvenile disposition hearing, the equivalent of an adult sentencing, the three learned that as a condition of their probation, they will have to attend a residential camp, perform 50 hours of community service, pay a fine, and make restitution. Bennett and one teen will attend the camp for two weekends, the other teen will have to attend for one weekend.

In addition, they are subject to a curfew, and must write a letter of apology, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and attend individual and family counseling.

I’m disappointed that the suspects didn’t receive anytime in detention for their crimes. I think community service and apology letters will do no good in teaching these kids a lesson.

Dillon Cossey tipster arrested

Strange Twist In Foiled Montco ‘Plot-To-Kill’:

Remember how the kid that turned Dillon Cossey in was heralded as a hero? Well, not so much anymore. It seems that he’s a little criminal in his own right.

That teen and two of his friends were arrested for breaking into the Cossey’s home.

Does this mean Dillon Cossey is innocent, not on your life. Just because the kid that turned him in is also a criminal it doesn’t mean that his testimony wasn’t accurate. Not to mention all the other corroborating evidence in that case.

But I guess it’s true what they say. There really is no honor among thieves.

Father of Dillon Cossey jailed

Father of boy who planned school attack is jailed:

Frank Cossey, father of would be home schooled school shooter Dillon Cossey, has been jailed. He violated his parole when he failed a drug test.

Cossey the elder was convicted of manslaughter back in the 80’s and had attempted to buy a rifle for his son by lying on the application stating he had no previous convictions.

Dillon Cossey sentenced

Pa. Boy Sentenced for Stockpiling Guns:

Dillon Cossey is the 14-year-old home schooled boy from Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack against Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. Today he was sentenced to 7 years in a juvenile facility. The case has been noteworthy because of Cossey’s mom, Michele Cossey, buying guns for her precious little snowflake. She’s facing charges as well however the judge let her have it in court today…

In court, the judge said Dillon’s mother, Michele Cossey, had created a “me and mom against the world” attitude in her son.

“This kid has been so totally desocialized, he has no friends,” Tressler said.

“You want this kid dependent on you? Go buy a dog, go buy a pet,” he told Michele Cossey.

And you don’t let him sit on the computer all day unsupervised.

I’m guessing mom won’t receive nearly as much time as her mutant brood but she should.

Dillon Cossey’s mom held for trial

Mother of Plymouth Whitemarsh High youth held for trial:

Michele Cossey, the mother of would be school shooter Dillon Cossey, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of unlawful transfer of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor, and child endangerment. If you recall it was revealed after Dillon Cossey was arrested that his mother was the one who bought the firearms for the 14-year-old.

Dillon Cossey came to the attention of police on Oct. 10 after a friend told authorities the teen planned a Columbine-like assault on Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Cossey, who is in the custody of juvenile authorities, admitting the plot and said his mother bought him the weapons, which led to charges against his mother.

This is the first case that I can recollect where a parent is being charged in connection with a school shooting plot.