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Tue December 16, 2008
Caldwell Requests Shock Probation
By Carrie Pond
Mayfield, KY – One of the defendants in the Mayfield murder case of Jessica Currin is asking for shock probation. Victoria Caldwell pled guilty to abusing Currin's corpse in May 2007, but wasn't sentenced until after the convictions of three other defendants in the case this fall. The Paducah Sun reports Caldwell appeared in the Graves Circuit Court yesterday for a shock probation hearing. A person granted shock probation is released from jail early based on the theory that the shock of incarceration deters a person from committing another crime. A judge is expected to rule on the matter within 10 days. If denied shock probation, Caldwell could still be released on parole within a few months.