Kelsey Smith-Briggs' Mom Receives Nothing From Suit Settlement

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The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died in October 2005 after enduring child abuse won't receive anything from the settlement of a wrongful-death lawsuit.
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This woman wanted half the money received due to a death that she helped create. Is she insance? Good job judge. May this baby girl now rest in peace.
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I'm glad the judge ruled the way they did. I can't believe the gall of this woman that wanted money from the death of her daughter that she killed, at least as an accessory!
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She killed that baby, and she really thought she'd collect on the settlement? I understand the father, who was deployed, filing a suit. DHS NEVER should have kept giving that baby back to that woman! DHS failed that little girl. May the baby rest in peace, and may that so called mother rot in jail!
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Is it just me or does she look pregnant in this picture?
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Allyson wrote:
Is it just me or does she look pregnant in this picture?
Just a beer belly....
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She doesn't deserve a dime.
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Allyson wrote:
Is it just me or does she look pregnant in this picture?
I think this is a old pic. She had a baby after she was arrested. She had a baby boy. Yes, the father of the baby boy was the the monster who killed Kelsey. She makes me sick!
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You gotta be kidding me...She really thought that she would get a portion of the settlement? She was the reason that baby girl was killed! She is outta her mind. Way to go judge.

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ohmy wrote:
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I think this is a old pic. She had a baby after she was arrested. She had a baby boy. Yes, the father of the baby boy was the the monster who killed Kelsey. She makes me sick!
I thought the father was overseas. How could he kill Kelsey? Perhaps the step-pig killed her instead?
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The step dad no the man that Kelsey mother was married to and Kelsey mom should be put to death!!!
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They should extend her jail time just for asking.
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you can't cure stupid
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They should extend her jail time just for asking.
I agree with you.
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I thought the father was overseas. How could he kill Kelsey? Perhaps the step-pig killed her instead?
The step father was the monster who killed Kelsey. Kelsey's father was Lance Briggs. Michael Porter was the father of the baby boy and the step father to Kelsey. Hope that makes sence....
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scum thats all she is is just scum
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The step father was the monster who killed Kelsey. Kelsey's father was Lance Briggs. Michael Porter was the father of the baby boy and the step father to Kelsey. Hope that makes sence....
A lot of this can be very confusing.
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At least for her efforts, she has another attorney bill...haha!!

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By Associated Press

5:01 AM CST, February 10, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)— The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died in October 2005 after enduring child abuse won't receive anything from the settlement of a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Raye Dawn Smith is in prison after being convicted of enabling the abuse of her daughter, Kelsey Smith-Briggs of Meeker. Smith had asked for half of about $345,000 left over from the settlement, but a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the money instead will go to Kelsey's father, Lance Briggs.

Briggs was returning to Oklahoma from military duty when Kelsey died. He sued the state Department of Human Services and others in 2006, alleging Kelsey died because of "systemwide failures" at DHS.

The state paid $525,000 and a private agency provided another $100,000 to settle the lawsuit.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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Laura Taylor Free wrote:
So sad to hear about these continuous injustices and people not getting accurate information.

This is a high profile case, you would hope that they would look at both sides with a neutral stance and an open mind.

I will continue to support Raye and her family as I just don't think accurate info has been given about what happened to poor Kelsey.

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