My heart breaks everytime this case comes up in the news. Everytime I hear something that reminds me of this family and their pain. I was thrilled to read that their victim statements were heard, that they had an impact. And I was even more thrilled to hear that for once, it sounds like the court system has worked. The female accomplice in the luring, kidnapping, rape, and murder of Nina Courtepatte has been sentenced as an adult (external - login to view).