WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A North Texas mother faces up to 10 years in prison for neglecting her disabled adult daughter and keeping her in a large crib in filthy conditions.
The punishment phase was scheduled Monday for 51-year-old Robin Payne of Wichita Falls. She pleaded guilty Friday to exploitation of a person with a disability.
Prosecutor John Gillespie says Payne’s daughter was 25 when deputies found her in 2013 while serving an unrelated warrant for someone else at the home.
Gillespie says the daughter is blind, mentally disabled and makes sounds to communicate. Payne received $710 in monthly government benefits but was not providing medical care or other necessities for her daughter.
Gillespie says the daughter, who was placed under the authority of Texas Adult Protective Services, now lives in a residential facility.
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