It was an anguished year for sensational crimes, as justice was handed out for one murder, and the process began for another.
In September, in a hushed
Without comment beyond the detailed legal questioning, Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey sentenced 73-year-old Marianne Bordt, from
Over the last two-and-a-half years, prosecutors had sought the death penalty for Bordt on a charge of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. But eventually prosecutors said it made practical sense to agree to a plea deal that would see Bordt likely spend the rest of her life in prison.
In December, the year’s only murder shocked the county, as Sandra
Undersheriff Joel Norred said law enforcement officials interviewed several people in connection with the murder, but are not seeking other suspects in connection with the murder. “We believe she acted alone,” he said.