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Latest in Rilya Wilson Case: One-Time Legal Guardian Pamela Graham Probation Terminated

April 17th, 2013   No Comments   Abuse, Court Cases

Pamela Graham, the former caretaker of the foster child, Rilya Wilson, who went missing and never was found, had her probation terminated this week and her expected jail time eliminated, according to news reports. This comes after nine years of Graham’s cooperation with prosecutors in the trial and conviction of Geralyn Graham, the caretaker convicted of kidnapping and torturing Wilson.

Pamela Graham, who is not related to Geralyn Graham, in 2004 pleaded guilty to two counts of child neglect. Then last year, she testified against Geralyn Graham, her one-time live-in lover. Today, Geralyn Graham is serving out 55 years in prison for her crimes. The jury deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge and the prosecutor has said the office plans to retry Geralyn Graham on that charge.

Though Rilya – whose name is an acronym for “Remember I Love You Always” – lived a short, tortured life, her case resulted in changes at the Florida Department of Children and Families and greater awareness on how foster kids are followed by the department and other organizations.

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