According to the court documents, the 26-year-old defendant, Jackleen, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she and her boyfriend reportedly beat her 4-year-old daughter lndia to death before they put the child’s body in a dravver. The mother was reportedly sentenced after she was found guilty to homicide by child abuse.
The 4-year-old girl was a special needs child who could not talk or walk without help, and often needed a feeding tube. She was beaten and then died while in the care of her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, prosecutors said. Authorities found the child’s body in a drawer. The mother must serve at least 85% of her sentence, which means she must serve 22 years.
The mother’s then-boyfriend Williams reportedly testified against the mother. The man is also facing multiple charges, including: homicide by child abuse, aiding and abetting homicide by child abuse. The 4-year-old victim was a special needs child was unable to talk and could not walk without assistance, court records say.
An autopsy determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. Initially, when the child was reported missing, the mother and her then-boyfriend lied to investigators. The responding officers asked them questions about lndia’s whereabouts. The woman reportedly said that her daughter was staying with a relative.