February 12, 2016
Lottie Kain Payne has been found guilty of the charge of two counts of child neglect in the drowning death of her two children by a jury of her peers.
It took the jury only one and a half hours to come to their unanimous decision. Payne was found guilty on both counts of cruelty to children in the second degree.
It was the first time the law was put into effect in Georgia.
Payne has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years probation.