DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas woman accused of exposing her son to unneeded medical tests and procedures has pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury to a child.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Kaylene Bowen-Wright pleaded guilty Thursday in Dallas County court. Sentencing for the 35-year-old, who faces up to 20 years in prison, is set for October.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Backyard, Drowns In Pool
CPS removed the boy from her care in 2017 after it was alerted by a Dallas hospital that medical staff determined he didn’t have cancer or many of the symptoms Bowen reported.
And in a report from CPS, it showed that during a span of eight years, the boy has visited the doctor 323 times and undergone 13 “major” surgeries.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
On Friday, the boy’s father Ryan Crawford told the newspaper that he is happy that Bowen-Wright decided to do the right thing.
“Eventually the lies had to stop,” he said.
Crawford is now the sole managing conservator of the now 10-year-old.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At 4 Drugs Used To Treat COVID-19; What Really Works?
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