Jacole Prince sentenced to 34 years

Posted at 6:19 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 18:27:43-05

A Jackson County judge Friday sentenced the mother who was convicted of locking her daughter in a closet to 34 years at the Missouri State penitentiary.

TIMELINE: Looking back at the Jacole Prince child abuse case

The jury who convicted Jacole Prince in November for abusing and starving her 10-year-old daughter, known as "L.P.” 



Jackson County Judge J. Dale Youngs set Prince's sentences to 34 years consecutively: 20 years on assault in the first degree, seven years on abuse of a child and seven years on endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. 

"A hero came to the aid of LP by making a call to the hotline alerting authorities of possible abuse,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement. “I am so grateful for that call. That call saved her life.  This beautiful child is now living a full and happy life. Thanks to all the heroes among us."

During the trial last fall, the abused girl described the attacks she suffered.



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