LUFKIN (AP) — An East Texas woman who beat her children with a computer cord has been sentenced to prison.READ MORE: Dozens Of Homes Were Evacuated Due To Wildfire In Central Texas
KLTV-TV reports Shadondra Jenkins was sentenced to 9 ½ years after pleading guilty to two felony charges of injury to a child.
She was arrested in August 2013 after police say she whipped her 13-year-old daughter who accidentally burned food she was preparing for the family. They say her 8-year-old son was similarly abused.
The judge told Jenkins she was spared the maximum sentence because the guilty plea saved her children from having to testify.READ MORE: Greenhill Seniors Lee Dort And Noah Shelby To Continue Unique Bond At Vanderbilt University
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