Bay City, Texas – A mom who pleaded guilty to murder of her bedridden 7-year-old daughter she left alone to go party back in 2020, was sentenced to life in prison.
Laruen Kay Dean pleaded guilty to murder of her 7-year-old daughter who had Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy on Wednesday.
According to KTRK, Lauren Kay Dean, then 26, left her special needs daughter, who required a feeding tube and 24/7 care, at home with her two younger siblings so she could go out and party at Shade’s Bar.
Police arrived to Lauren Kay Dean’s apartment on January 31, 2020 to conduct a welfare check when they discovered the deceased child.
The other two children were removed from the home and Dean was arrested and booked on three second-degree felony charges: abandonment, endangering a child, and imminent danger bodily injury, KTRK reported.
Dean was also charged with capital murder of a person under the age of 10.
A woman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her 7-year-old bedridden child who was found dead in 2020, according to court records.
Lauren Kay Dean pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the murder of Jordynn Barrera, 7, and was sentenced to life in prison, records show.
Twenty years were also added to Dean’s sentence for two counts of abandonment endangering a child.
On Jan. 30, 2020, a complaint was filed stating Dean left her three children home alone to go to Shade’s Bar.
Bay City police responded to a welfare check at the family’s apartment in the 2200 block of Bordeaux.
Investigators said Dean invited an officer into the apartment to show them that the children were fine, but Jordynn was found deceased.
Two other children, aged 3 months and 5 years at the time, were also found in the home.
KTRK’s reporting from 2020 on this story: