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Georgia Mother Gets 190 Years in Prison For Locking Child in Chicken Coop

Dec 10, 2015

A Georgia mother who locked her adopted daughter in a chicken coop for weeks has been sentenced to 190 years in prison.

Diana Franklin showed no remorse as a judge handed down the lengthy sentence Tuesday on convictions of false imprisonment and child cruelty, The Ledger-Enquirer reported.

Authorities said she kept her daughter in a chicken coop, outhouse, garage and a closet for weeks at a time with little to no food or water as punishment for disobeying her. Franklin had also been accused of beating the girl with a belt buckle, tying her to a tree by her neck and shocking her with electric dog collars, The Ledger-Enquirer reported.

“You’ll actually get better treatment in prison than you gave your own daughter,” Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters told her during the sentencing, according to the newspaper.

[Ledger-Enquirer]

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