A State Appellate Court rejected a petition filed on behalf of a Steuben County woman.
29 year old Sarah Murphy-Seal, of Bath, is currently serving a 4 to 8 years prison sentence after being convicted of felony counts of welfare fraud and attempted assault. Murphy-Seal was appealing her guilty plea to the attempted assault charge. Contrary to her contention, the court ruled the record demonstrates Murphy-Seal validly waived her right to appeal, therefore she can’t challenge her sentence.
Murphy-Seals is currently an inmate at Bedford Hills. She was denied parole in 2017.