DALLAS (March 19, 2013)—Georgia Jones, 31, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the neglect-related death of her diabetic 9-year-old daughter.
A judge Monday in Dallas on Monday sentenced Jones, pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child in the May 2008 death of Chastity Butler.
The death was ruled natural, resulting from diabetic complications.
The girl died on her mother's bed next to a bag of candy and a half-eaten cupcake.
The family was celebrating a relative's birthday at the time of the death.
Investigators say Chastity's diabetes was not properly monitored and that caused the girl to be constantly sick.
Police say the mother did not show up for a diabetes-care class after her daughter was diagnosed.