There's a lot more to think about, and wonder about, in this story than meets the eye:

What the jury did was extraordinary. They felt bad for the young woman, pregnant with her second child, and agreed that she had made a dumb, youthful mistake. Reluctantly, they convicted her of the felony. But the fine they imposed was her daily pay as a maid, $60. And then they took up a collection and gave her the money to pay the fine.
Via The Washington Post.

Read it carefully; there's more going on that you might think, and read or at least skim the comments, or some of them.