This seems so wrong! Pleading guilty to child endangerment after cocaine was found in their newborn daughter’s system, former Arizona reporting couple Krystin & Som Lisaius, were each sentenced to just 1 year of probation. Seems a little light for nearly killing their baby, right? Get all the details about their sentencing below.
Former Tucson TV crime reporter Som Lisaius and his wife, Krystin Sorich Lisaius, 26, who was also an on-air personality, were each sentenced to one year of probation on Oct. 3 after pleading guilty to child endangerment over the summer. The two were also given a suspended 30-day jail sentence at a hearing in Pima County Superior Court, according to Tucson.com.
And while Som was ALSO ordered to do 100 hours of community service and Krystin was ordered to do 20 hours, it seems like a pretty easy sentencing for poisoning their baby daughter with cocaine! After all, previously Krystin and Som were charged with child abuse, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. However, those charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
For those of you who need a refresher, this case stems from a May 15 incident in which the TV couple brought their then-4-month-old daughter to Oro Valley Hospital after the baby wouldn’t wake up and her eyes rolled back, records from the Oro Valley Police Department show. Later, the parents admitted to using cocaine at their home the day before the baby was hospitalized!
And finally, after denying it at first, Krystin admitted that she had breast-fed her daughter the following morning, but did not think the baby would be affected 12 hours after she used cocaine. And while the baby could have died from the incident, luckily she’s ok now. The child was placed by the state’s Department of Child Safety with her maternal grandmother once she was released from the hospital, according to her parent’s attorney, Michael Piccarreta.
The day of the sentence hearing, Som apologized for “putting our family in this terrible situation.” Krystin however, declined to speak to the judge. And while the child endangerment charges they faced were felonies, they can be designated as misdemeanors after sentences are served.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — do you think Krystin and Som should have received a harsher punishment for endangering their baby girl?