Carla Montoya to Appeal Sentence in Fatal Abuse Case

MADISON – A woman sentenced to 55 to 75 years in prison may be asking for a reduction in her prison time.

Court documents filed in Madison County District Court indicate that 23-year old Carla Montoya is appealing the judgement placed against her on March 15th. That’s the date that District County Court Judge James Kube handed Montoya her prison sentence.

Montoya was sent to prison after being found guilty of felony child abuse in the death of her four-year old daughter Caylee Hoehne.

The appeal now has to be accepted at the state level, where it will then be added to the Nebraska Court of Appeals’ docket.