Mom sentenced to 20 years in 2-year-old's death

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- More than a twelvemonth since the decease of 2-year-old Maliyah Bass, tribunal documents amusement her parent pleaded blameworthy for her engagement successful the case.

On Wednesday, Sahara Ervin pleaded blameworthy to the charges of tampering with grounds - a quality corpse and wounded to a child, according to tribunal records.

As portion of the blameworthy plea, Ervin volition besides person to assistance successful the lawsuit against her boyfriend, Trevion Thompson, who is besides charged successful transportation with Maliyah's death.

On Aug. 22, 2020, an Amber Alert was issued for the toddler who had not been seen since that morning. At the clip of Maliyah's disappearance, Ervin and Thompson told constabulary they near her astatine the playground extracurricular their southwest Houston flat portion they were wrong cooking breakfast. When they returned, the 2 told constabulary that Maliyah was gone.

On Aug. 23, the 2-year-old's assemblage was spotted successful Brays Bayou by a jogger.

A aesculapian examiner ruled Maliyah's decease a homicide and said she died from "homicidal violence." Court records bespeak an autopsy recovered that her forearm was breached and she had superficial blunt unit trauma appearing arsenic a looped-pattern of bruises each implicit her body. It is believed the kid was beaten with an hold cord oregon hanger.

Since pleading guilty, Ervin was sentenced to 20 years successful jailhouse for each, which she volition service concurrently, according to documents.


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