Gainesville toddler's killer loses final appeal

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Seven years after the murder of Gainesville toddler Jorden Saager, the woman convicted, who was her own babysitter, has lost her final appeal.

We introduced you to the Saager family in August of 2001. At the time, they were fighting for justice for their two-year-old daughter, Jorden.

They claimed she was brutally abused and ultimately killed by her babysitter, Kim Stevens.

It wasn't until 2003 that Stevens was actually arrested for the crime.

Last week, she lost her final appeal in the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth.

The judge affirmed the court’s judgment, upholding Stevens’ sentence of life in prison.

Jorden would have been nine years old in 2007.


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  • by Taylor Location: New Braunfels on Jul 10, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    She did not kill her. None of y'all know the real story. So I wouldn't be talking if I were y'all. Don't talk about my mom like that. I was there every single second of this situation. Jury's find innocent people guilty every day. Why don't y'all say this stuff in front of me. Don't talk about my mom, especially since you don't know what kind of a person she is.
  • by Hope4KidZ Location: Houston on Sep 1, 2007 at 09:43 AM
    What few grasp is the abuse the Saager family experienced after having their precious native american baby murdered. Kim Stevens did all in her power to ruin this family by casting blame on them. Had it not been for the tenacity of Yolanda Bluehorse-Saager, mommy, Stevens may never have been charged! She will continue to appeal, because the criminal has more rights than the victims, and the Saager family will have to fight her every step of the way. It is not enough that she murdered their baby, almost killed Holly Burkett's baby, and abused her own children, she will continue to make the Saager's relive the day their baby was murdered by this Serial Child Abuser. We need more of her victims to step forward. She can be convicted of other crimes against children if her victims will step forward. Stevens should never be allowed out of prison. Read the Appeal in its entirety and you will understand. She is beyond wicked!
  • by Okie Mom Location: Oklahoma on Aug 30, 2007 at 04:04 AM
    Oh I think life in prison without parole will probably kill Ms. Stevens. Especially when her "housemates" finish giving her back some of what she gave. What an evil face...
  • by Betty Location: Sherman on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:46 AM
    The Lord will see fit how to ultimately punish this monster. She will get hers in the end, sure as this child is now in the arms of the angels! God bless this family, I cannot imagine the pain they have endured. Punish this woman quickly and give them some closure.
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:05 AM
    Life in prison? The scum that killed this child should have been sentenced to death. I only hope that the family of this child can go on with life and find some comfort.
  • by Lorie Location: Tom Bean on Aug 29, 2007 at 02:54 AM
    She should not hav ebeen granted a appeal. The family of little Jordan will never get a second chance with their baby so why should she get a second chance. She needs to be put to death soon I think if you kill then as soon as you are sentenced to death they should take you right to the chamber and end your life as you ended someone elses. Why shoyuld she be able to continue living when Jordan was never givne the chance to live her life to the fullest. GOD BLESS JORDANS FAMILY
  • by A.C. Location: Gainesville on Aug 28, 2007 at 06:09 PM
    My prayers are with the family. I remember this story. It was shocking and I am glad that women, if you want to call her that, will rot in prison if her prison mates dont take care of her first!!!!!
  • by Archie Location: Atoka county on Aug 28, 2007 at 05:50 PM
    Life in prison. My question is why? She has already demonistrated no respect for another's life.
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