Last month, Geralyn Graham, a 67-year old woman who had been charged and put on trial for the murder of her foster child, Rilya Wilson, was found not guilty of murder. The body of the child had never been recovered. However, she was convicted on several counts of aggravated child abuse, and one count of kidnapping.
The judge can still sentence the defendant to what would essentially be a life sentence.
Sentencing will proceed today before Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Marisa Tinkler-Mendez.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.