Mother pleads guilty in OH teen's death

LISA CORNWELL Associated Press Published:

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The mother of a 14-year-old who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in southwest Ohio.

A Montgomery County court official says 42-year-old Angela Norman entered the plea Friday in Dayton north of Cincinnati. Deputy clerk Leo Butler says Norman pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony count of involuntary manslaughter and to single misdemeanor and felony counts of endangering children.

Authorities say Norman's daughter, Makayla Norman, had numerous bed sores and showed other signs of neglect when she died March 1, 2011.

The Montgomery County coroner's office attributed her death to malnutrition and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition. A coroner's official said she was "the worst malnourished child this office has ever seen."