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Woman convicted in baby death case returns to court

2012-01-04T18:32:00Z 2012-01-25T08:28:06Z Woman convicted in baby death case returns to courtDON LEHMAN - dlehman@poststar.com Glens Falls Post-Star
January 04, 2012 6:32 pm  • 

QUEENSBURY -- The former Glens Falls woman convicted of manslaughter for allowing her boyfriend to beat her young son to death was in Warren County Court to be resentenced Wednesday.

But instead of finding out whether her sentence in the October 2007 death of Colbi Bullock would be shortened, Alicia C. Lewie opted to put the proceeding off for several weeks.

Lewie was in court for resentencing because the state Court of Appeals overturned a felony reckless endangerment conviction in her case for evidentiary reasons.

The court upheld a second-degree manslaughter conviction in the case, but since one of the two felonies had been dismissed, Judge John Hall was directed to impose sentence again.

But Lewie's lawyer, Michael Keenan, asked Wednesday that an updated presentence report be done before Hall imposes a new sentence.

The Warren County District Attorney's Office was prepared to go forward without an updated report, and Hall said he did not see the need for one since Lewie has been in prison since the first presentence report.

But after discussing the matter with Lewie, who will get another day out of prison to be transported across the state for a rescheduled sentencing, he asked that the proceeding be adjourned for a new report.

"There are some things she's done in prison that might reflect favorably," Keenan said.

In 2008, Hall sentenced her to 5 to 15 years in state prison, a sentence that he could impose again on the manslaughter count alone. He had pointed out before Wednesday's court appearance that a mid-level appeals court had previously ruled the 5- to 15-year term was not unduly harsh or excessive.

Appearing slimmer than her last court appearance, Lewie seemed near tears as she glanced at family members while she was escorted from court.

After she left County Court, Lewie was taken to Warren County Family Court for arguments over the custody of another child.

She is being held in Albion Correctional Facility in western New York. No new date was set for sentencing.

Lewie, 26, was found guilty of failing to safeguard her 7-month-old son, Colbi Bullock, in the days before his death at the hands of her boyfriend, Michael Flint.

Flint pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a 22-years-to-life term in state prison.

Lewie would be eligible for parole in May 2013 if Hall imposes another 5- to 15-year prison sentence.

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  1. mommy6881
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    mommy6881 - January 17, 2012 7:01 am
    i dont see how she did not know what was going on.i know when any of my three kids are acting diffrent.She could of got help but she didnt.Well as mike goes thats just wrong he should of went an found someone his own size to beat up.SOME PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE KIDS THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING FAMILY COURT CAN DO
  2. OnlyGod shouldjudge
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    OnlyGod shouldjudge - January 06, 2012 4:30 pm
    The father of the baby who died is not Mike Flint he was not related to sweet Colbi..
  3. Rissa19
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    Rissa19 - January 06, 2012 7:37 am
    Till mr.babykiller home and I pray he gets straight so he can have something to do with his daughter that he's never met and as for Lewie hope she rots " I am sickened that anyone can even entertain the thought of this man taking care of a child! This woman is a disgrace for leting this monster near her child! The fact is no matter how sickening she is, he's the one that picked up a precious baby and decides he wanted to beat it to death! He bit that poor innocent baby and did god knows else. He could have called 911 at anytime, he could have stopped beating the life out of that little boy at anytime! He could have brought the baby to his mother before he decided it was best to kill it! I hope he never meets his child! This man doesn't deserve to breathe let alone enjoy the gift of having a child. I hope he gets sterilized in prison! As should she! May that poor innocent baby rest in peace. I hope these sick twisted creeps continue decaying right where they belong !

  4. upstatemom06
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    upstatemom06 - January 06, 2012 7:13 am
    swankodaddy said: "Who here is shocked that Judge Hall got reversed again?He has got to be seeting some sort of record."

    the law is so full of loopholes it is ridiculous! because of our Neo Classical approach to crime and punishment it is not as black and white as many think it should be. That being said I am a mom and I know when my kids are coming down with a cold, I can't see how she didn't at LEAST suspect something was wrong with this baby! It is sad that this little boy is gone for forever!
  5. Nun_ya
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    Nun_ya - January 05, 2012 1:48 pm
    Makpam....I know what you are saying she knew all along she is a very bold person she knew what was going on and she did nothing about it the messed up thing is Cobi's grandmother lived right across the st and so what Alicia and Stephen's mother didn't get along she could have went to her and she chose not to that is wrong Coli would have probably been alive to this day if she went to Susan Devino we all loved that little boy and it is a shame what happened to him
  6. Nun_ya
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    Nun_ya - January 05, 2012 10:08 am
    Ms. Lewie gets no respect she is a bad mother she should have never been able to have children and for the child she had in prison that little girl is better off where she is til Mr. Bullock comes home and I pray he gets straight so he can have something to do with his daughter that he's never met and as for Lewie hope she rots
  7. makpam
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    makpam - January 05, 2012 8:00 am
    Law 123: She had 3 children, they're in the custody of her parents. The two older ones were removed because her 1st husband was abusive. The youngest was by her ex (father of Colbi), that baby was born in prison & taken from her. Yes she has a history of turning a blind eye to what is going on with her children. Colbi didn't get a reprieve, why should she? In fact, in my opinion she should get more time, the same amount as the man who murdered him over a time span of 3 DAYS! Don't tell me, she didn't know what was going on! I truly believe, my son will die in prison for what he did & I accept that fact. And so should Alecia.
  8. swankodaddy
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    swankodaddy - January 05, 2012 7:10 am
    Who here is shocked that Judge Hall got reversed again?
    He has got to be seeting some sort of record.
  9. Law123
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    Law123 - January 04, 2012 10:38 pm
    An oxygen thief is correct. She is not "Mother of the Year" and should stay locked up. Getting out makes us all less safe. Bar her from being near any children. Why did she not have custody of her older children? Seems the reporter did not expand on this before. More time locked up is best.
  10. upstatelibertarian
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    upstatelibertarian - January 04, 2012 9:31 pm
    Counselor Troi said: "This mother disregarded her baby's safety when she should have been protecting him. How she has behaved while incarcerated has nothing to do with the fact that she let her child down when she should have been acting as his mother and safe guarding him."

    Her extensive history of making poor choices and decisions should speak volumes. I hope this oxygen thief doesnt get her sentence shortened because of some sleaze ball lawyer's parlor trick.
  11. Counselor Troi
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    Counselor Troi - January 04, 2012 7:31 pm
    This mother disregarded her baby's safety when she should have been protecting him. How she has behaved while incarcerated has nothing to do with the fact that she let her child down when she should have been acting as his mother and safe guarding him.


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