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Fri Feb 11, 2022, 11:56 AM

Her boyfriend killed her son but she went to jail

In the early hours of New Year's Day 2020, Rebecca Hogue came home from a 12-hour shift at the Oklahoma casino where she worked as a cocktail waitress, crawled into bed next to her 2-year-old son Ryder, and her boyfriend, and drifted off to sleep.

The next morning, she woke to find that Ryder wasn't breathing. Her boyfriend, Christopher Trent, was at work. She called the police and panicked.

Bodycam footage of that day from emergency responders shows her trying in vain to perform CPR on her son, who was pronounced dead when he arrived at hospital.

A coroner's report later concluded that his cause of death was blunt-force trauma, and evidence from the home Hogue shared with Trent showed strands of Ryder's hair were found in the drywall.

Hogue says she didn't know any of that then. She called Trent, begging him to meet her at the hospital.

But he wouldn't respond to her texts or voice messages.

Four days later, police found Trent's body in the Wichita Mountains. He had died by an apparent suicide. A prosecutor would later make clear it was known that Trent had killed Ryder.

This is so wrong!!!

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Jilly_in_VA Feb 2022 OP
Shrike47 Feb 2022 #1
ShazzieB Feb 2022 #2

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Fri Feb 11, 2022, 12:50 PM

1. It is appalling that the mother is punished more than the actual abuser. Shame on Oklahoma.

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Fri Feb 11, 2022, 07:15 PM

2. Unfortunately, this seems right in character for Oklahoma.

This is perfectly in keeping with some of the other stuff that's currently going on in that state.

OK: Considers Database To Track Pregnant People, Anti-Abortion Bills GOP Gov. Promised To Sign


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