Her 1 Yr-Old Daughter Lived In Hell For A Year – She Faces 25 Years For Ignoring The Dying Child

Her 1 Yr-Old Daughter Lived In Hell For A Year – She Faces 25 Years For Ignoring The Dying Child

A couple has been charged after their neglect of a 1 year-old girl which led to her death.


From The Daily Mail:

A mother in Indiana was sentenced to 25 years in prison for not seeking any medical care for the horrific injuries that ended the life of her one-year-old daughter.

Jessica Wagoner, 33, failed to seek medical attention for her daughter, Zoey, after she suffered a broken arm, several bruises across her face and body, a cut to her forehead and other injuries last May that caused her death.

She also admitted to neglecting her two other children, ages 12 and nine.

In February, Wagoner pleaded guilty to four felonies: two counts of neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury and two counts of neglect of a dependent, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Judge Terry Snow sentenced the mother to 25 years in prison followed by 12 years of probation on March 17, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Snow gave the mother-of-three the maximum sentence under the terms of her plea agreement.

‘I think this entire community is glad to put that incredibly sad chapter behind us,’ Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton told the Indianapolis Star.

‘It was a terrible, senseless crime where a beautiful girl was killed for no reason.’

Police were called to Wagoner’s home and found Zoey unconscious and foaming at the mouth.

According to court records, she died May 28 of multiple blunt-force trauma due to assault and her death was ruled a homicide.

The autopsy also revealed that the 1-year-old had bruising and hemorrhaging to the lips, neck, face, abdomen, and buttocks. She had severe internal injuries to her liver, pancreas, and intestines.

Based on her injuries, police said that Zoey ‘lived in hell for a year’ due to the various stages of healing of those injuries.

Her father and Jessica’s husband, Matthew Wagoner, 32, was found guilty of killing her in February before he was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

This couple will rot for what they did to that precious baby girl and that’s good enough for me.

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