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Mar 11, 2010 4:36 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick

UPDATE: Possible Sentences In Lake Charles Child Abuse Case

District Attorney John DeRosier says the two counts of second degree cruelty to a juvenile charges could carry as many as 40 years each. The cruelty to a juvenile charges could put Jaime Day in prison for 10 years each. All totaled, the maximum sentence could be around 330 years.

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Court records show that Jaime Day filed for divorce from her husband, Murry Day on March 5th. Murry Day's 9 year old son was discovered in their Lake Charles home February 19th with injuries and malnutrition consistent with child abuse.

KATC has learned that Jaime Day worked from home, while her husband has been working out of town for several months on a construction job.

Jaime Day has been charged with 25 counts of cruelty to a juvenile and two counts of 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile. She's being held on $5.5-million bond.

Murry Day is charged with five counts of cruelty to a juvenile and one count of 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile. His bond has been set at $2-million.

The Department of Social Services was unable to comment on specifics regarding this case, however DSS was able to confirm that Murry Day was awarded custody in some sort of a custody settlement with the boy's biological mother. We were unable to reach the boy's biological mother for comment Wednesday.

Jim Hummel

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