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Mom gets 16 years in prison for letting dead diabetic daughter eat sweets, failing to manage child's disease

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Mom gets 16 years in prison for letting dead diabetic daughter eat sweets, failing to manage child's disease


A Texas mom was jailed for the death of her diabetic daughter after failing to control her condition by letting her eat sugar-filled sweet treats.

Georgia Jones, 31, will spend the next 16 years locked up after confessing to feeding Chasity Butler, who was just nine, foods that were high in glucose.

She also left Chasity — who died on her mom's bed in May 2008 next to a bag of candy and a half-eaten cupcake — to take her own blood-glucose-level readings and insulin injections.


Jones, from Dallas, was arrested a year after her daughter's death — which a coroner ruled was natural from complications of her Type I diabetes.

But Jones was, according to cops and state Child Protective Services, responsible for not preventing the death as she did not monitor or treat the condition.

Investigators in the case revealed Jones did not turn up to a Diabetes 101 class a week after her daughter fell into a coma and was diagnosed with the disease in 2005.


The night of her death, they also found that Chasity — who had dangerously high glucose levels, stomach pains and diarrhea — was fed candy and noodles to celebrate her sister's birthday.

Jones' husband Marqus Butler, whose mother now has custody of Chasity's four sisters, previously said his wife let their daughter take a nap.

When they went to check on her, he added, they found she had died.

"Chasity's diabetes was not monitored properly causing her to be constantly sick and in bed rather than leading a normal life like other children her age," Dallas police documents said.

Jones pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Gary Stephens on Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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PurpleHazey
by Angie on Apr. 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM



Quoting amonkeymom:

That's horrible!  If her condition was known, there is NO excuse for not taking responsibility and helping the child to live a healthy lifestyle.  :(

I agree with you!


Bmama1
by Bernadette on Apr. 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM
That is just horrible. Poor girl. :-(
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bigmama423
by Liz on Apr. 7, 2013 at 11:18 PM

How sad, what an awful mother!

My husband's a diabetic, so I'm always afraid my kids may be next in line for the nasty disease... :(

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Apr. 7, 2013 at 11:36 PM
That must be so scary....

I have learned so much having a diabetic kiddo in my class this year.


Quoting bigmama423:

How sad, what an awful mother!

My husband's a diabetic, so I'm always afraid my kids may be next in line for the nasty disease... :(


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sjump25
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Wow.. she was grossly neglegant.  I think the sentence is a good one.  She was responsible for her daughters death. 

witchybabymomma
by Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 10:44 AM

 I do think she should be punished but it also makes me wonder about those parents who are allowed to deny their children medical care based on beliefs they may have. I'm not talking about vaccinating and such I mean like if they have a child diagnosed with something like cancer that has a good survival rate with treatment but the parents refuse it. Conditions such as that.

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Apr. 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM
Interesting point....

In trying to think of an alternate argument...

All I can think of is that some of those treatments are brutal to get through - good survival rate or not - where with diabetes it is relatively minimal effort and no harmful side effects ?


Quoting witchybabymomma:

 I do think she should be punished but it also makes me wonder about those parents who are allowed to deny their children medical care based on beliefs they may have. I'm not talking about vaccinating and such I mean like if they have a child diagnosed with something like cancer that has a good survival rate with treatment but the parents refuse it. Conditions such as that.


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Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:11 PM

That's awful.  :(

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