Saturday, January 31, 2009
Matthew 18:6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
This woman should die in prison. What a horrible creature. Why didn't she just give the child to the biological father. I'm sure any number of people would have taken this child in. This woman is just evil.
On two separate occasions, Boudreau appealed to the public for help in finding the girl as search crews scoured the nearby river and wooded areas.
The 12-year-old's frozen remains were found on the riverbank by a passerby on Feb. 9.
On Friday, Boudreau, wearing a black T-shirt, stood up to address the court.
"I'm sorry," she said in a meek whisper.
Crown attorney Denise Smith said Boudreau's actions "defy any meaning we hold dear of what it means to be a mother."
In a victim impact statement, the girl's biological father, Paul Boudreau, wrote that "the centre of my happisness is shattered...with one selfish act."
Outside the courthouse, Paul Boudreau said Penny Boudreau had shed "crocodile tears" over the death of her daughter.
"That's all it's ever been," he said. "That's all it ever will be."
At the time her body was found, RCMP said investigators believed Karissa knew her killer.
Karissa, a Grade 6 student at Bridgewater Elementary School, was described as a typical kid, who loved singing along to Hilary Duff and the Spice Girls CDs while dancing in her room.