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UPDATE: 77 days for murder - the story of little Alissa B. Guernsey

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77 days for murder - the story of little Alissa B. Guernsey 

♥ Alissa B. Guernsey – November 2007 ~ March 2009 ♥ 

Join me as I talk with Alissa's mommy, Kelli about her little girl's murder and the new charges filed against her killer, who was also her caregiver, Christy Shaffer, who only served 77 days in jail for this crime. 

The justice system did not value Alissa’s short life enough to properly punish the person who took her final breath. 

During the last quarter of 2008, Alissa was removed from her mother’s home and made a ward of the state in Steuben County, Indiana. Alissa was placed in the home of Matt and Christy Shaffer, who were not trained foster parents, but relatives of the family.

It was around January of 2009 that Alissa began losing her hair and random bruises were appearing all over her body. Shaffer had taken Alissa to multiple doctors to try and find some type diagnoses. Alissa had been to specialists in Elkhart and Riley's Children Hospital. None of which could ever find anything "medically" wrong with Alissa. 

March 28, 2009 Alissa B Guernsy passed away. The autopsy report declared her death a homicide, due to blunt force trauma to the head. According to the post mortem exam, her hair had not fallen out - it was ripped out! Alissa endured months of beatings and hardships before the death blows were finally given to her.