Woman Pleads Guilty in Starvation of Joplin Child
JOPLIN (AP) - A Joplin woman has pleaded guilty for her role in the starvation of a girl who lived with them.
Twenty-eight-year-old Christina Haidle pleaded guilty Monday to felony child abuse in a plea deal that drops two other charges.
Haidle lived with the Beth Williams, the girl's mother. Williams pleaded guilty to the same charge in November.
Prosecutors say the 3-year-old girl weighed just 12 pounds when her mother took her to a Joplin hospital in July 2012. The girl was unconscious, with a blood sugar level of zero and a pulse so faint that hospital workers had to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The Joplin Globe reports Haidle will be sentenced Feb. 10. Williams is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18.