First Degree Murder Indictment For 325-Pound Woman That Sat On Child

November 8, 2017

An Escambia County Grand Jury has indicted Veronica Green Posey, 64, for first degree murder in the death of a nine-year old child.  The child died after Posey, who weighs 325 pounds, sat on her while administering punishment.

Posey is facing a mandatory sentence of life in prison if she is convicted.

Posey was released on bond after her arrest; however, following the indictment Judge Jan Shackelford issued a warrant to take Posey into custody and hold her without bond.

Authorities say Posey told deputies and paramedics responding to a 911 call from the family’s home in Pensacola that she sat on her cousin, Dericka Lindsay, because the girl had been out of control. Deputies said the girl told Posey and her adoptive parents during the punishment that she couldn’t breathe.

The parents have been charged with child neglect.


10 Responses to “First Degree Murder Indictment For 325-Pound Woman That Sat On Child”

  1. Rosie on November 9th, 2017 7:22 pm

    What does a 9yo girl weigh? 80 lbs maybe? She’s 4x her weight. I’m not a staunch believer in death penalty, but in the 16-1700’s they would put a board on her with rocks. Let try 1300 lbs and see what happens to her? Same thing she did to that girl. Disgusting

  2. Nod on November 9th, 2017 3:32 pm

    That is may Jesus be with them.

  3. Nod on November 9th, 2017 3:31 pm

    I agree with bewildered. She did not do this on purpose it was a total freak accident she didn’t know any better I don’t know what to charge her with but not first-degree murder. I really feel sorry for her and her whole family including the young lady that was killed. May Jesus be with them.

  4. Betty Bryant on November 8th, 2017 9:28 pm

    Death penalty……and not in 20 years!!!!

  5. chris on November 8th, 2017 1:23 pm

    @ bewildered: You weigh 325 lbs and sit on a 9 y/o girl. What would you possibly expect to happen? She knew what she was doing.

  6. Skipper on November 8th, 2017 1:15 pm

    Just Sickening. A grown woman should know this is not a form of punishment.

  7. bewildered on November 8th, 2017 10:38 am

    I would not find her guilty of murder. It was unbelievably stupid of her to sit on the child thinking this would calm her down – but I don’t believe she meant to crush and kill her. Both parents looked too old and no longer able to raise a young child. Maybe more vetting of prospective foster and/or adoptive parents are in order ???

  8. FlomatonMom on November 8th, 2017 10:14 am

    She doesn’t deserve life in prison. What she does deserve is someone to put something twice her weight on top of her until she can’t breath!

  9. BILL on November 8th, 2017 9:39 am


  10. Tom on November 8th, 2017 7:22 am

    Death penalty!