Sunday School Teacher Faces Death Penalty
Prosecutors file charges of murder, kidnapping, and rape
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 3:03 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the family shows Melissa Huckaby. Huckaby, 28, remains in custody at the San Joaquin County (Calif.) Jail.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A California Sunday school teacher arrested for the murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu is now eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors added three “special circumstances,” to her charges today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The San Joaquin County DA alleges that Melissa Huckaby killed the girl after kidnapping her, sexually assaulting her, and raping her with a foreign object.

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Apr 15, 2009 11:31 AM CDT
True, but the pigs must be mighty certain of there evidence before they would go forward with such highly inflammatory charges
Apr 15, 2009 11:13 AM CDT
this is, of course, still alleged and not proven. Nobody knows what she has or hasn't done, don't find her guilty based on specious evidence and hearsay.
Apr 15, 2009 6:30 AM CDT
bin the death penalty let the bitch rot in a prison cell for 40 years - worked for myra hindley