Oklahoma mother, accused of feeding children feces, avoids prison

Moore pleaded no contest, given suspended sentence
Oklahoma mother, accused of feeding children feces, avoids prison

An Oklahoma woman accused of feeding her children dog feces is given a suspended sentence. She pleaded no contest to two charges of child neglect.

A judge sentenced Mary Elizabeth Moore, 34, of Delaware County, to two, seven-year suspended prison sentences on Friday.

She was accused of starving her two children, ages 5 and 3, who were hospitalized at Saint Francis Children’s intensive care unit. The children were put into the state’s custody.

The children were so malnourished “that hospital staff had to place them on a special diet and applied nasal feeding tubes to both children,” according to court documents. Investigators say it was also indicated that the younger child had pin worms.

In an interview with a Department of Human Services Child Welfare specialist in March, the 5-year-old said her mother “cooked poop” and that her mother’s boyfriend sometimes throws bottles at the 3-year-old.

According to the Associated Press, Defense attorney Ken Gallon said Monday that Moore doesn’t admit wrongdoing, but decided to take a plea offer from prosecutors.


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