Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sentenced To 50-Years For Child Abuse


An Abilene mother was sentenced to serve 50 years behind bars for the "worst case" of child abuse a local CPS worker says she's ever seen.

Evangelia Mayhall, 39, was convicted on a 1st Degree Felony Injury to a Child charge Tuesday evening. A jury of her peers handed down the 50-year sentence Wednesday morning. She was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

A CPS worker took the stand during day two of Mayhall's child abuse trial in Abilene to give testimony on "one of the worst cases she'd ever seen".

This worker was asked to testify against Evangelia Mayhall - a mother on trial for 1st Injury to a Child in connection to a baby that was found malnourished and "in danger of dying" at an Abilene home in January of 2016.

The CPS worker said that when she saw the baby while conducting an investigation for the Child Protective Services it "didn't even look human". She also described the state of the Mayhall home, which was occupied by Mayhall, her husband James, two children, and two other adults.

She said she could smell urine before she even got inside, and she threw up after leaving the residence. When she was in the house, she said she found plenty of food for adults, but no formula for an infant. There was also plenty of alcohol and cigarettes in the home, according to the CPS worker's testimony.

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