(AP) CINCINNATI - The mother of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison.
Angela Norman was sentenced in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton, about an hour north of Cincinnati, 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.
Norman's attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment Thursday.
County prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. has said the 43-year-old Norman didn't provide sufficient food or proper care for the child, resulting in her death.
Charges also were filed against three nurses who authorities said were to administer or monitor the girl's care. They have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and are scheduled for trial in the next few months.
The teen was confined to her home and was supposed to be cared for by her mother and one of the other defendants, a licensed practical nurse whose job was to administer care to the girl six days a week, according to the prosecutor. The other two defendants were to visit the home and assess the girl's health, the prosecutor said.