Coughlin Pleads No Contest

A Panama City Beach woman accused of killing her 12 year old daughter pleaded no contest Tuesday.

She could have received 110 years in jail, but she pleaded no contest which reduces her time to 14 to 30 years. This is for a number of charges including third degree murder, vehicular homicide and child abuse.
In July, Courtney Coughlin got into a car accident while running from police. The crash killed her daughter who was inside the vehicle.

Police were trying to arrest her because of a fraud investigation that says she was passing bad checks.


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  • by George Location: PC on Sep 6, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    Well Ray, was it worth it. Had you not been a druggie maybe you could have been here for your daughter.
  • by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    our tax dollars not working for us again!
  • by What a shame Location: PCB on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    This is unreal that she could walk away from jail in 14 years for the murder of her own child, a person that sells drugs to willing users gets more time than this!!!!!!What is wrong with our justice system....She is a scum bucket with a long history of criminal activity give her life and no chance to ruin another!!!!!!!!!
  • by DaveV Location: pc on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    Nice to see the state's attorney letting criminals off easy still.
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      by UNBELIEVABLE on Sep 6, 2011 at 02:00 PM in reply to DaveV
      You have got to be kidding me. The loss of a beautiful little girl that was full of energy and touched so many of our lives is just worth no less than 14 years no more than 30. Courtney has been down this road several times and never changed. Way to go to our justice system you make America Proud. You are a joke and I'm glad that you believe someone's life is worth so little. The suffering and pain that her friends and family are going through will last a lot longer than her sentence. This country has seriously become a joke........
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        by George on Sep 6, 2011 at 07:44 PM in reply to UNBELIEVABLE
        Thats what you get when defense attorneys are hired. That you hess, honorable, I think not!!!!
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