- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A Joplin woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in the abuse of a young girl was starved.

Twenty-eight-year-old Christina Haidle was sentenced Monday for felony abuse of a child.

Haidle lived with 28-year-old Beth A. Williams, whose 3-year-old daughter weighed just 12 pounds when she was taken to a Joplin hospital last July 1.

The Joplin Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1lWZjF5 ) the child was unconscious, barely breathing and had a blood sugar level of zero.

Williams pleaded guilty in November to felony child abuse. She’ll be sentenced Feb. 17.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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