JESSUP, Md. - When 15-year-old Ciara Jobes died, she weighed only 73 lbs.
Today Satrina Roberts, the woman convicted of starving the teen was up for parole.
Roberts was a foster parent to Jobes.
Jobe's body was found beaten and frail in a Baltimore home in 2002.
Three years later, Roberts was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Her attorneys tried to appeal the sentence on the grounds of mental illness, but were denied Tuesday morning.
Roberts was denied because of the nature of the crime, lack of insight, the impact on the young girl's family, and the problems Roberts had in prison.
Roberts has already been in prison for 10 years, serving time for the teen's death.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Inside the Baltimore Police Department's watch center is the hub from which city police can view hundreds of crime cameras, pull up street corners and follow suspicious activity sometimes in progress; fancy hardware increasingly complimenting witty software.
ABC2 Investigators uncover Baltimore Police officers making huge amounts of overtime as the agency downplays the total amount spent on OT.
Scripps reviewed dozens of lawsuits and spoke with former insiders who all allege the companies that handle Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s asbestos and pollution claims, wrongfully delay or deny payment to cancer victims...
More Anne Arundel County News
William "Billy" Hearron Carpenter has been found safely and is being reunited with his family, according to Anne Arundel County Police.