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July 13, 2013

Judge denies sentence modification for attempted child abductor

TERRE HAUTE — A sentence modification request has been denied for a Vigo County woman convicted of the attempted abduction of an infant from its Prairie Creek home in June 2010.

Stephanie Foster, 37, also asked Judge Michael Lewis to recommend that she be placed in a special housing unit at the Indiana Women’s Prison so that she can do community service projects.

Foster appeared in Vigo Superior Court 6 on Thursday morning where she also said she had maintained good conduct while incarcerated, but she had been written up a couple of times concerning some disputes with fellow inmates. Her release date is June 22, 2024.

Defense attorney Michael Slagle told Lewis that Foster was aware that it has been only a year since she was sentenced to serve 30 years — 28 of which in prison — for the attempted abduction of the infant and her violent knife attack on the child’s parents. But he said that putting Foster into the Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) program could be a good fit for her while she is incarcerated.

PLUS is a faith- and character-based re-entry initiative to strengthen spiritual, moral and character development. Once an offender graduates from the program, the person continues as a mentor to others who are entering the program.

Foster said she already participates in the kitchen management program six days a week, and she volunteers to knit scarves, sweaters and hats for needy people through a community outreach program.

Deputy prosecutor Reanna Moore told Lewis that there is no objection to Foster being in the PLUS program, but any reduction in her sentence would be wrong.

Lewis agreed, denying the sentence modification but recommending that Foster be entered in the PLUS program.

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