Jackson attorney Matthew Baldridge, who represented Folks, said that it was Folks' decision to plead guilty.
understands this was a mistake."
In an effort to prevent his client from serving prison time, Baldridge
said the parents of the Italian teenage victim declined "to press any legal actions against Ms. Folks," according to a letter he read in court on behalf of the teenager's parents.
was not adversely affected," Baldridge
back in Italy living a normal life."
Loni Marie Folks stands with her attorney, Matthew Baldridge, at Forrest County Circuit Court on Tuesday.