Parents of starved seven-week-old infant offered plea deal


The parents charged with the murder of their seven-week-old infant were offered a plea deal in court Friday.

Trishelle Jabore, 26, and Jay Crowder, 33, allegedly abused, starved and mistreated their daughter, Trinity Jabore.

Trinity Jabore was found unconscious by police and then transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on Dec. 25, 2016.

An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be malnutrition and hyponatremia, with a secondary cause being trunk trauma.

In court, the parents were offered a plea deal by the prosecution in which they both must accept it together or decline by their next hearing.

As part of the deal, Jabore and Crowder would plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, first-degree cruelty to children and unlawful use of food stamps. Additionally, Crowder would plead guilty to attempted distribution of K2, synthetic marijuana. The recommended sentence for Jabore would range from 8 to 10 years, while the recommended sentence for Crowder was 10 to 12 years. A prosecutor said in court Friday a trial could result in life sentences without release for both defendants.

The next hearing is set for June 26.

 

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