Kelsey Briggs' Mother Will Not Get New Trial


Friday, October 8th 2010, 8:43 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma mother convicted of enabling child abuse will not get a new trial.

Raye Dawn Smith was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the death of her daughter Kelsey Smith Briggs.

Smith's attorneys argued a juror in the 2007 trial broke the rules by researching the case on the internet.

The judge ruled Friday there was no evidence the juror received any information from outside the courtroom, or shared anything with her fellow jurors.

Two-year-old Kelsey Smith Briggs died in 2005. Her stepfather, Michael Lee Porter, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for enabling child abuse.

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