Bond hearing for couple charged in starvation death

October 26, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---A bond hearing is set for Jeanne and Buel Peterson, the sister and brother-in-law of Christina Baxter, the 46-pound woman found starved to death in their home.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 o'clock the morning of November 8. The couple will have separate attorneys.

Until the hearing, they'll remain in jail.


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  • by Patty Location: downtown Augusta on Jan 17, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    These dispicable excuses for human beings NEVER should get bonds...they will now have the opportunity to end their lives by suicide and never answer for their criminal neglect and killing of Christina Baxter.
  • by Suzie Location: North Augusta on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:54 PM
    NO PUNISHMENT WOULD BE ADEQUATE ENOUGH EXCEPT DOING EXACTLY TO THEM WHAT THEY DID TO THIS WOMAN. LET THEM DIE- BIT BY BIT- DAY BY DAY- A SLOW, AGONZING DEATH!
  • by 7/20 Location: aiken on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:48 AM
    I just want all touched by this horrible situation to know that God is near! He is always there! I pray for his strength and comfort to you all! Just remember his Mercy and Grace are for us all!! In GOD's Awesome LOVE 7/20/81
  • by Concerned Location: Thomson on Oct 29, 2007 at 07:39 AM
    I would hate to know that anyone would even consider going on their bond what ever it is set at. If they get one?? What these two people did is a lot worse than somebody shooting somebody which neither is right but this lady had a long drawn out death that they could have been prevented if only they would have took the initiative to give her something to eat or place her somewhere so that she could get food and adequate care. Let's all hope and pray that the particular Judge that hears this case will take everything in consideration as to what these two people has done.
  • by Pierre Location: Karian Drive on Oct 28, 2007 at 08:50 AM
    I cannot for the life of me see how these 2 are "ONLY" being charged with Involuntary Manslaughter!!! This is outright MURDER! The fact that Buel tried to cover up by NOT allowing the authorities to enter the house, shows his knowing what they did was wrong. I thought Involuntary manslaughter was killing a person NOT INTENTIONALLY, with no ill intent..They KNEW they were kiiing this poor woman...day by day...hour by hour...second by second...the fact that they did NOT use a gun or knife is irrelevant...they withheld the basic necessity....FOOD. Second item: If I were to kill some dogs by starvation...I would probably be facing almost the same amount of time as they are looking at....THAT IS RIDICULOUS..Whoever the prosecutor is for this case really needs to up these charges to outright MURDER...becasue that is exactly what this is. If they were taking money from the state that was supposed to be going to her...that alone is a charge...worth ten years to me..let alone the torture!
  • by e Location: alabama on Oct 27, 2007 at 08:44 PM
    the untold agony of the young woman.there has to be a special place in hell for people who do these things to the most unfortunate amongst us. put them in with general population in thier jail the others will give them the treatment they deserve
  • by BEV Location: GROVETOWN on Oct 27, 2007 at 04:52 PM
    THESE PEOPLE HAVE IT TOO EASY RIGHT NOW. WE SHOULD TIE THEM UP WHERE THEY CAN NOT MOVE, BLIND FOLD THEM AND NOT FEED THEM AND LET THEM SEE WHAT CHRISTINA WENT THROUGH. DID ANYONE THINK TO CHECK AND SEE IF SHE WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED? WHY WAS SHE NOT IN A HOME AND WERE THEY GETTING PAID TO "KILL" HER.
  • by shannon Location: barnwell on Oct 27, 2007 at 09:51 AM
    I hope the judge does not let those two out.
  • by Amazed on Oct 26, 2007 at 07:00 PM
    These 2 even look like trash!!
  • by Justice prevails on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:32 PM
    These people need justice served: life in prison for as long as they can survive without food!
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