An Atlanta Mom Leads a Kiddy Gang

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Dec. 21, 2007- A 36-year-old Atlanta mom is going to jail for chauffeuring a group of burglarizing teenage boys from home to home.

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Lakechia Woodard was sentenced to 18 months behind bars and three and a half years on probation for her crimes, the Fulton County district attorney's office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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She must also pay $6,295 in restitution and undergo drug treatment and testing, a judge ordered.

One of the teens, Christopher Jackson, 17, was charged as an adult. He was given five years probation and ordered to pay $4,147 in restitution after pleading guilty to burglary on Wednesday.

The district attorney says that not only did she drive them around to break into homes in South Fulton and College Park, Ga., but she organized the gang of young thugs, one of which was her own 12-year-old son.

In one particular heist on Aug. 15, she helped them load stolen weapons and clothing into the car.

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