“Melissa Huckaby, volunteered as a Sunday school teacher at her grandfather’s Clover Road Baptist Church in Tracy, CA, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of an 8-year-old girl in a surprise plea deal. Prosecutors agreed to drop the two counts of rape and lewd or lascivious conduct with a child that would have meant the death penalty if Huckaby had been convicted of all charges.
Cantu suspect cries in court as charges read, CBS-13 (CA), 4/14/09 (Melissa Huckaby)
Teacher arrested after body of girl pupil, 8, is found in suitcase, The Times, 4/13/09 (Melissa Huckaby)
Suspect in Tracy slaying is church-going mom, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/12/09 (Melissa Huckaby)”
Source: SBC Database
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