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Tulsa couple face 30 years in child abuse case


April 26, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa County jury has recommended a couple accused of child neglect in the 2016 death of a 2-year-old child to serve 30 years in prison.

On Monday, the jury acquitted 31-year-old Branden Taylor on a child abuse murder charge and found the toddler's mother, 26-year-old Tina Morgan, not guilty of permitting child abuse. But both defendants remain in prison for child-neglect convictions.

Oklahoma State Medical Examiner Dr. Andrea Wiens testified in court last week that the child died due to blunt force trauma.

Assistant District Attorney Sarah McAmis said evidence shows...

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