DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The mother of a 14-year-old Ohio girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
A prosecutor's spokesman says 43-year-old Angela Norman was sentenced Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton. She 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 in March 2011. An official with the county coroner's office says the girl died from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition.
Charges also were filed against three nurses who authorities said were to administer or monitor the girl's care.