Tulsa women guilty in toddler death

Ponca City Now - March 8, 2014 8:22 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Two 24-year-old Tulsa women have been convicted of the child-abuse murder and neglect of a 19-month-old boy.

The Tulsa World reports that Jazmin Williams and Mica Shoate were found guilty on Thursday after more than five days of testimony in their trial.

Jurors recommended life-without-parole sentences for both women on the child-abuse murder convictions. An additional life sentence was recommended for both on the child-neglect convictions.

The women were charged in the March 2012 beating death of Zamontay Green. A police officer found the toddler fatally injured in a car during a traffic stop. He died of blunt force trauma to the head. The defendants claimed that the boy had suffered the abuse while in someone else’s care.

Shoate and Williams are scheduled to be formally sentenced April 14th.

 

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