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Ronald Cummings' Mother: 25 More Years for Misty Croslin if Haleigh Isn't Found

11:07 AM, Oct 9, 2010   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Misty Croslin's family is still standing by her after her 25-year prison sentence was announced today, but the family of her ex-husband isn't happy.

Croslin was briefly married to Ronald Cummings, who is also serving a prison sentence for drugs. She was babysitting Haleigh Cummings, his daughter, the night Haleigh disappeared if Feb. 2009; Haleigh has not been found.

After Misty Croslin's sentencing today, Ronald Cummings' mother, Teresa Neves, said she's still hoping for information about Haleigh.

Neves said hopefully now that Croslin, her brother Tommy Croslin, and Cummings are all sentenced to prison on drug charges, more facts about Haleigh's disappearance can be told.

Since Feb. 2009, investigators have maintained Misty Croslin holds the vital information in the case, and that she wasn't telling everything she knew.

Earlier this year, through her attorney, she said her brother and her cousin took Haleigh, and that re-intensified the search for her, but the search turned up nothing.

Today, Neves said hopefully Misty will tell even more, and if Haleigh is still missing in 25 years when Misty's sentence is up, she should be put away for another 25 years.

Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield, was also in court today for the sentencing, but was too emotional to speak.

Misty Croslin's family was also in court for support, and after the sentencing, her grandmother, Flora Hollars, said Croslin had been scared she would get the maximum sentence, which was for many more years than Misty would live.

Misty had asked to be sentenced as a youthful offender, which would have meant a six-year sentence. But Judge Wendy Berger decided she was too much of a player in the drug scene, and decided on a sentence of 25 years in prison and five years probation.

Hollars said Misty was sure she wouldn't get a youthful offender sentence.

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