December 18th, 2007 by Glenn Sacks, MA for Fathers & Families
Probation. Yup, probation. It makes poor Mary Winkler's 67 day jail stint for shooting her husband in the back as he slept seem positively cruel...
She was found guilty of murder but received no jail time.
On Thursday, several people reacted negatively to 37 year old Traci Rhode's 10-year probation punishment.
Rhode (pictured) was convicted of First-Degree Murder on Monday and after two days of deliberation, the jury handed down what police and the prosecution team described as a "very" disappointing sentence.
"No amount of jail time assessed will bring back Mr. Rhode," said Brownsville Police Chief Carlos Garcia. "She's going to have to live her life knowing she was convicted of murder."