Who is Lisa Marie Lesher? Alabama's 'Monster Mom' who sexually abused her daughters sentenced to 723 years in jail
DECATUR, ALABAMA: An Alabama woman has been sentenced to serve 723 years in prison for sexually abusing her daughter and step-daughter, Morgan County District Attorney, Scott Anderson stated.
41-year-old, Lisa Marie Lesher of Carrollton, Georgia, formerly of Falkville, Alabama, was sentenced on Monday, November 2 by Judge Stephen F. Brown. 723 years in prison, is the maximum allowed by law in this case. She and her husband, Michael Lesher, sexually abused her daughter and stepdaughter for many years at their Falkville house, prosecutors said.
Lisa was sentenced by a jury last month on charges of rape, sodomy, sexual cruelty and sexual abuse, while Michael was tried last year on alike charges, and sentenced to 438 years in prison. According to WaayTV, "Lesher was sentenced to 99 years in each count of rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree and sexual torture. She received a 20-year sentence for sodomy in the second degree and a 10-year sentence for sexual abuse in the first degree. Judge Brown ordered each count to run consecutively, for a total of 723 years in the Department of Corrections."
The crimes were first reported in 2007 after a school support officer saw an injury to one of the kid's necks, the Tuscaloosa News reported. But prosecutors didn’t resume the case until years later when the victims were in their 20s and prepared to testify, the outlets reported.
District Attorney Scott Anderson celebrated the mom’s sentence, saying she “deserved every day of it.” “Justice has been served,” he added in a statement obtained by news station WIAT.
Assistant District Attorney Courtney Schellack also stated prosecutors were “thrilled” with the result of Lisa’s case. “The victims suffered for years living with these monsters, and have suffered with the consequences of their actions for over a decade,” she said. “The sentence, in this case, was well deserved, and gives the victims a sense of closure," she added.