Mom gets 9 years in Ohio teen’s malnutrition death
CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year was sentenced today to nine years in prison.
Angela Norman was sentenced in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton, county prosecutor’s spokesman Greg Flannagan said. Norman, a Dayton resident, pleaded guilty last month to a first-degree felony count of involuntary manslaughter and to single misdemeanor and felony counts of endangering children.
Authorities say Norman’s daughter, Makayla, had numerous bed sores and showed other signs of neglect when she died March 1, 2011. The girl died from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition and was the “worst malnourished child this office has ever seen,” the coroner’s office director, Ken Betz, said.