Texas

Mother guilty of harming child through inaction files appeal

NEW BOSTON, Texas. On Tuesday, a Bowie County woman filed an appeal against her conviction of child harm through omission to the Sixth Court of Appeals.

Christy Wedgworth, 24, was at work when her 11-month-old son stayed with his friend Joshua Lowe, who allegedly said the baby had choked on a hot dog.

Autopsy reports showed that the child suffered a fatal head injury and other injuries consistent with violent shaking, as well as blunt force trauma.

The affidavit stated that the child was also healing from old injuries, proving to the court that Wedgeworth was guilty and could have prevented his death.

Wedgeworth did not file a guilty plea and was sentenced in December to 60 years, according to court documents.

In October, Lowe was found guilty of child murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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