So, for those of you who are reading, here's an update (altho, I'm pretty sure I've already told this to all my readers):
Shelby and Ebony went to court on Tuesday, the 12th. Shelby was offered a deal of four years and a lowered charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Ebony was offered two years with felony robbery. Neither one of the accepted the deal yet - they asked for a continuance, which is set for Nov. 21st, which will give them both time to think about the offers.
Shelby's lawyer thinks he can get her four years. In California, you serve 85% percent of your sentence, then you are eligible for parole. So, she'd be looking at serving three years and two month. Ebony's lawyer thinks he can get him about 13 months, so Ebony could be out in a little less than a year.
Shelby got offered a good deal. She did the crime. I think she's going to take the offer. Her lawyer set up a video conference yesterday that allowed us to talk about it. I also got to see the initial police taped interview of them right after everything happened. I have to say, it broke my heart. It broke my heart to hear Shelby state her name for the record - the name I gave her. She stated her date of birth, a date I remember well. I never thought I'd be watching a video tape of my daughter being interviewed by police. I've hated the lifestyle Shelby has chosen for herself. It's one that is so far removed from the one I gave her as a child. Nonetheless, things are what they are.
So, here I wait. I'm waiting for her baby to be born.