JUDGES ALLOWS W.V. MURDER SUSPECT TO VISIT 2 CHILDREN

Date: 1995-01-04
Source: Deseret News

A West Valley woman charged with murdering her 3-year-old son can visit her two living children under the supervision of authorities, a judge has ruled.

Darlene Bright, 32, spends one hour a week each with her son, Kory, and her daughter, Melanie Ann. The children's therapist recommended the visits, said defense attorney Ron Yengich.Bright is scheduled to stand trial for murder, a first-degree felony, on March 6. Prosecutors say she killed her adopted son, Kameron Bright, in April during a rage that left an 8-inch-long fracture in his skull and blood deposits in his eyes.

She told detectives the toddler "bumped his head" in a fall from a bunk bed.

But the boy would have had to fall several stories to suffer such injuries, an assistant medical examiner testified during a September court hearing. More likely, Kameron could have been shaken violently and then struck on his head with a blunt object, the doctor said.

Bright was released from jail in June and visits her two children at a foster home while their therapist supervises, according to court rec-ords.

"The children wanted to see her, and based on the recommendations of the therapist and others, we didn't argue against it," said prosecutor Ann Boyden. "The counselor said the kids needed to see her."

DFS received as many as seven reports of abuse involving Kameron before he died on April 5.

Yengich says all reports of past abuse against Kameron were unfounded, "fomented by people who didn't like Darlene Bright." And he said the woman, despite being charged with murder, deserves to visit her living children.

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darlene bright the murderer

her attorney says we called on her because we did not like her,or course we did not like how she was so brutal with kids,but we called to try and save little kamerons life,we used to be friendly with her but seeing her abuse kids made every one in the family sickened.she was such a liar she evev lied to her husband,she got pregnant one time and told me her mother would be so mad at her,even though she was married so she went and had an abortion at 6 months she told me she could not wait to get rid of it,she told her husband she miscarried,what a liar,believe me this bitch is so wicked.i hope this bitch burns in hell for murdering kameron,i hope he haunts her every time this wicked bitch closes her evil eyes.

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