Wed. 11:25 p.m.: Warren woman pleads guilty to child endangering
COMING THURSDAY: WARREN – In a barely audible voice, Kayla Liller, 21, through small sobs, pleaded guilty today to two counts of endangering children in connection with severe 2014 beating of the 4-year-old daughter of Tedy Mendez.
She is expected to return for sentencing before for Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay within the next 30 to 45 days after the completion of a presentencing investigation.
Mendez previously was sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison. Assistant County Prosecutor Gabriel Wildman will ask the court to give Liller the same sentence given to Mendez, because she is equally culpable to the injuries.
Mendez, 24, was Liller’s boyfriend in November 2014, when the child was beaten so severely that she suffered a shattered skull and a broken right arm. She also had multiple bruises on both sides of her face, up and down her back and on her legs.
Both Mendez, 521 Western Place, and Liller, 421 Laird Ave., were initially charged with felonious assault, as well as third- and fourth-degree felony counts of child endangering.
Read the full story in the Thursday Tribune Chronicle.