Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wetumpka Radio Host to Serve Sentence at Home Because Son Died

ABC 3340

Montgomery (AP) - A Wetumpka radio show host convicted of stealing welfare benefits won't go to jail because her son died.

Roberta Franklin, host of "The Morning Show with Roberta Franklin" on 1250 W-A-P-Z was sentenced to a year in prison in February.

Her attorney, Frank Riggs, says she will now serve her sentence in community corrections and be able to stay home.

Montgomery Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs Junior changed the sentence last week. Riggs says he sent the judge two letters asking for lenience because of the death of her 32-year-old son. One letter was from Riggs, the other from a member of the community.

The judge's actions are being reviewed by the Alabama attorney general since the judge failed to notify state prosecutors of the hearing on the matter.

Franklin was convicted of stealing $1,648 in food stamps between July 2003 and August 2004.


Go Berta!
I Love You and I am so happy to hear this news. Looks like Troy King has a real problem with it though :)

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