Ohio Mom Charged in Death of 28-Pound Teen Girl

Nov 18, 2011

A prosecutor says an Ohio mother and three nurses have been charged in the death of her 14-year-old daughter,
who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. says they ignored or failed to care for the Dayton girl who was totally dependent upon them.

The county coroner's office ruled that Makayla Norman died March 1 from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition. She died minutes after paramedics rushed her to a hospital.

A Dayton grand jury indicted the women Thursday.  All are in jail.  The mother is charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering children.

The prosecutor says one of the nurses faces charges including involuntary manslaughter. The other two are charged with failing to report child abuse or neglect.