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Mom gets 9 years in Ohio teen’s malnutrition death



Published: Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m.

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.


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1Sunny(25 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

This woman is the worst of the worst! Will someone please explain to me why she got only 9 years for the death of this poor child? This little girl had no way of protecting herself from the horrific treatment she received at her mother's hands. To leave her in one position so long that she got bed sores is torture, pure and simple. And to allow a 14 year old child to be starved down to 28 pounds is beyond my comprehension! Starvation is very painful. Her health condition alone was heartbreaking. What is happening to our judicial system that would allow this to happen and the perpetrator be given only 9 years for the crime? I just don't understand.

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