Saturday, November 01, 2008

Teacher Deanna Bobo Loses Appeal - Updated

(Little Rock, Arkansas) The Arkansas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of 40-year-old Deanna Bobo on two counts of first-degree sexual assault.
The appeals court rejected Bobo's argument that the lower court abused its discretion by admitting into evidence 19 e-mails exchanged between her and the victim and allowing the jury to hear her request during a recorded statement her request to speak with an attorney.
Last January, the Arkansas Board of Education revoked Bobo's teaching license.

[Update 11/1/08]

Deanna Bobo loses second appeal and is taken into custody to start serving her two consecutive six-year terms in prison.

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Teacher Deanna Bobo Gets 12 Years for Sex Crimes
[Previous 9/26/06 entry]
(Fort Smith, Arkansas) The trial of 38-year-old Deanna Bobo, married mother of five and special education teacher at Wells Jr. High School, has finally concluded after more than a week of testimony.

The case was given to jurors at 3 pm Monday and they returned a verdict Tuesday afternoon. Bobo was found guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Bobo's attorneys declared their intent to appeal.

The court ordered Bobo to register as a sex offender and to report to Sebastian County Detention Center on October 31 to begin serving her time. Authorities believe she will be eligible for parole in six years.

- 08/02/06, Teacher Deanna Bobo Sex Assault Case,
- 11/19/05, Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Boy.
Tip: Don Morgenstern

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