Woman convicted of starving girl denied parole

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.

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