Tuesday 6 December 2016

Woman convicted of child cruelty sentenced to 190 years

Published 09/12/2015 | 04:26

Diana Franklin was convicted of 19 counts of first-degree cruelty to children
Diana Franklin was convicted of 19 counts of first-degree cruelty to children

A US woman has been sentenced to 190 years in prison on child-cruelty charges after prosecutors said she confined her adopted daughter in a chicken coop and an outhouse.

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She was also accused of tying the girl by the neck to a tree and shocking her with remote-controlled electronic dog collars.

Diana Franklin was convicted last month of 19 counts of first-degree cruelty to children, eight counts of false imprisonment and one count of aggravated assault, the Macon Telegraph reported.

Franklin adopted the girl in 2007 when she was 10 years old.

Social workers removed the girl from the home in Taylor County, Georgia, in 2012.

The now 18-year-old girl was present at the sentencing on Tuesday, according to reports.

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