Mother Sentenced 16 Years In Prison For Neglecting Diabetic Daughter To Death
A woman whose neglect of her daughter ultimately contributed to the girl’s death from complications of diabetes was sentenced to 16 years in prison Monday.
Georgia Jones, 31, pleaded guilty and asked Judge Gary Stephens to sentence her.
Jones’ daughter, Chasity Butler, was 9 when she died on her mother’s bed next to a bag of candy and a half eaten cupcake. Chastity died in May 2008 and police arrested Jones in February 2009.
“Chasity’s diabetes was not monitored properly causing her to be constantly sick and in bed rather that leading a normal life like other children her age,” Dallas police documents say.
Child Protective Services inspected the home a few days before Chasity’s death. There were concerns about whether Jones was managing her daughter’s diabetes adequately and providing her children with enough food.
Chasity was described as “upbeat” during the CPS interview.
Police say Jones was scheduled to take a Diabetes 101 class after Chastity was diagnosed but did not show up.
The day Chasity died, the family was celebrating one of her sisters’ birthdays.
Chasity had stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting the day before her death, police have said. She did not eat that night or the next morning.
Even after Jones took Chasity’s glucose level and it was dangerously high, Jones fed her sweets and noodles, authorities have said. Jones did not take her to a doctor.
Jones faced a maximum of 20 years in prison.