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Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

Misty Croslin Sentenced to 25 Years on Drug Charges

Misty Croslin, the last person to see missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings alive almost two years ago, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison on drug charges.

Croslin, 19, appeared in Putnam County, Florida court for sentencing on seven charges involving the trafficking of prescription narcotics, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. She received a 25-year sentence on a similar charge in St. Johns County last year.

Haleigh Cummings / Misty Croslin
Haleigh Cummings / Misty Croslin

“I am not a drug dealer,” Croslin said at today’s hearing as she asked the judge for another chance, according to WJXT. Her father also urged the court for leniency, saying, “She just got caught acting stupid.”

The judge sentenced her to 25 years on each of two counts and shorter terms on the others, but they will all run concurrent. The Putnam County sentence will also be served concurrent with the previous St. Johns County one and she will have to serve five years probation upon her release. In addition, the sentence includes over $1 million in fines and mandatory drug rehabilitation.

Croslin’s arrest in January 2010 was the result of an undercover investigation that also led to charges against Haleigh’s father Ronald Cummings, Croslin’s brother Hank Croslin Jr., her cousin Hope Sykes and friend Donna Brock. The others have been sentenced to 15 years in prison in their cases.

Last August, Croslin’s attorney acknowledged that she was pleading no contest to the drug charges because of a “landslide” of evidence against her. Authorities have released videos recorded by officers that they claimed showed her and others conducting drug deals.

In the early morning of February 10, 2009, Croslin—who was Ronald Cummings’ girlfriend at the time but later married and divorced him—called 911 to report Haleigh missing. She claimed she had woken up in the middle of the night and Haleigh had vanished. The 5-year-old has not been seen since, but Putnam County investigators are treating the disappearance as a homicide.

Authorities have said the drug arrests had no connection to the Haleigh Cummings investigation, and they have denied allegations by Croslin’s attorney that the charges were an attempt to put pressure on the defendants to provide information about that case. “It was totally unrelated,” Putnam County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Johnny Greenwood told The St Augustine Record in August. “It’s really ironic how it happened.”

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  1. e.l. o

    What sleeze walks this earth; poor baby Haleigh had no chance

    January 11, 2011 at 3:39 am
  2. Matt

    One could infer from the heavy-handed prosecution and sentencing that the local authorities assign more value to the drugs than to a missing little girl. Otherwise, they would have worked harder at prosecuting for the missing child.

    January 11, 2011 at 7:42 am
  3. Beckie

    It's kinda like the OJ case. Finally, for whatever reason, they get their due. I would like to see this idiot spend the rest of her useless life in prison. The entire family needs to be removed from society - and they will eventually for all their crimes.

    January 11, 2011 at 10:51 am
  4. Amanda V

    Thank god – this scum bag needs to punished anyway possible for her role in Haleigh's disapperance. I pray that there will be a connection & still have a glimmer of hope that one day she WILL pay for what has been done – with the rest of her life. People like her make me sick.

    January 11, 2011 at 11:09 am
  5. Isabel

    I think Misty would've received a shorter sentence if she would've been convicted of manslaughter of Haleigh instead of these drug charges. KARMA BABY, KARMA....

    January 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm
  6. Mike

    What a waste of money. Sure, she's a loser, now why exactly do I have to have my tax dollars to house and feed her again?

    War on Drugs is a failure of astronomical proportions...

    January 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm
  7. jas

    "What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50?"
    "Your Honor"

    This is a gross miscarriage of justice and abuse of the law; whatever else Croslin has done should not have a bearing on this sentence which is more appropiate for serial killers.

    If the judge's son were caught in the same situation he'd be out pushing dope in 24 hours.

    January 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm
  8. Jeanne M. McGaughy

    I, Like So Many Other People Know That Misty Croslin Has To Know More Than What She Is Telling The Police About The Event's That Went Down That Night That Poor Haleigh Cummings Came Up Missing! I Think That Misty Deserves All The Time In Jail That They Will Give Her, If It Was Up To Me, I Would Put Her In Jail & Throw Away The Key! As Far As I Am Concerned, Misty Can ROT IN JAIL! I Don't Think She Should Be Able To See The Outside Of A Jail EVER AGAIN! In My Eyes, Misty Is A BABY KILLER! I Also Believe That The Rest Of Her Family Is Just As CRAZY As Misty Is, They Should Be Locked Up Too, They All Know What Happened To That Poor Little Baby(Haleigh). May That Baby Rest In Peace With Our Lord & Jesus Christ! GOD BLESS HER SOUL! We LOVE YOU HALEIGH & WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! Sincerely, Michael & Jeanne McGaughy. From- FLINT, MICHIGAN.

    January 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  9. carla lew

    What the real problem is....Look at Misty's role models...those lousy parents of hers. I'm not saying she is innocent, but let's face it the girl never stood a chance. It's so evident thar her parents never provided her with any holsom guidance or so much as even taught her any social grace at all...Misty is just one in a million that was brought up in swaller and really knows no better. That is no excuse for her behavior but it explains alot

    January 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm
  10. Linda Craig`

    What ever happened to Kyron? Have they found him yet?

    January 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm
  11. J. Davis

    Great............she deserved more time !!

    January 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm
  12. Michele

    It's possible the sentence was heavy handed but more likely it is mandatory for drug traffiking. We are not talking about someone caught with a little baggie of weed here,or intent to sell. Add the word traffiking to drugs and it's a whole diffrent ballgame. As for Misty herself, it seems from looking at her family and background that it was only a matter of time before she ended up with a drug problem and in jail. I am positive this girl knows exactly what happened to poor baby Haleigh. Either she really still thinks that she can in some sense «get away with it» if she keeps on spinning the crazy lies she had been or she is a stone cold sociopath and the disappearane and death of this little girl really does not bother her. Well,it only bothers her when she thinks she will be caught for her part in it. Either way she is a vile person.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:18 am
  13. Stephanie

    She is getting what she deserves and if you ask me she should'nt be able walk out of jail ever! I hope Haleigh's image haunts her daily. I hope that is all she can think about. I hope that Haleigh's mystery can be solved and her murderers will be brought to justice.

    January 17, 2011 at 8:39 am
  14. reazul kabir

    justice!!!!!??????
    IS THIS CALL JUSTICE??????

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday shot dead a Bangladeshi girl as she was trying to return home from India through Anantapur border in Kurigram.
    The deceased was identified as Felani,
    15, daughter of Nur Islam Nuru of Banarvita village under Rumkhana union.
    According to BDR and local sources, Nur Islam went to India with his daughter about 10 years ago.
    They were entering Bangladesh around 6:00am yesterday.
    Although the father crossed the border with the help of a human trafficker BSF personnel at Chowdhurihat border outpost shot the daughter when she was crossing the fence.
    She died on the spot.

    January 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm
  15. Lincoln

    If your babysitter showed up looking strung out like that (see photo), wouldn't you have some questions?

    January 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm
  16. mz.alkobadi

    i thnk misty did have something to do with haliegh's dissaperence and she deserves to be in jail but i dont thnk ronald had anythng to do with hurting his baby girl its sad that after leaving misty he went and got cought up with this drug charge with her he should of just left her alone

    January 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  17. Sickofit

    Article is wrong. Misty the moron did not call 911. She waited for lover to come home from "work" She probably could only find the 9 but not the 11. Dipsh*t.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm
  18. Kevin B

    I think the boyfriend did it, he set it up so the story would go like the dad was the perp or she was lost in route to friends house . but in fact he did it because he said the little girl was permiscuis. he raped her and killed her.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm
  19. Kevin B

    I want to call in nacy how do you contact you on your show!!!?

    January 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm