South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado County
South Lake Tahoe, CA. July 2008:
A request for a new trial from a woman convicted of murdering her daughter at a South Lake Tahoe campground seven years ago was rejected by an El Dorado County Superior Court judge Monday.
In 2003, a 12-member jury found Lisa Platz guilty of murder in the death of her 9-year old daughter, Rebbeca Aramburn.
Authorities found the girl dead from a slashed throat after a nine hour standoff with Platz and boyfriend James Csucsai at Campground by the Lake in 2001. Csucsai hanged himself in his jail cell in April 2002.
Even if Csucsai killed the girl, "as a matter of law, Platz is responsible for the act as if she had done it herself."
Caucsai and Platz-who did not have legal custody of the girl-kidnapped Rebbeca from Washington in August 2001.
In 2003, Platz was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. She is serving time at the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, CA.
Created by: Barbara Hammons Davis, D...
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
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