Scales of Justice

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – 11:00 p.m.

A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge has rejected an inexplicably lenient plea bargain San Bernardino County prosecutors were set to give a Redlands nanny accused of child abuse.

Hats off to Superior Court Judge William Jefferson Powell.

Here’s the coverage by Los Angeles-based KABC-TV 7:

Nanny accused of child abuse in Redlands set to stand trial


By Leticia Juarez
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 05:25PM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) — A nanny accused of abusing a 22-month-old Redlands boy appeared in court Wednesday and was told to stand trial.

Gina Halliburton had agreed to plead guilty to the crime in exchange for four years probation, but San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge William J. Powell made a different decision.

In video caught on a nanny camera, Halliburton is shown stuffing a bib into the mouth of Preston Scott. His mother Shawna Scott and her family appeared in court expecting Halliburton to be sentenced.

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