Alva woman charged with child neglect


March 27, 2022

An Alva woman who gave birth to a premature baby is now being charged with a felony in Woods County.

Latasha Leann Bebee, 37, of Alva, has been charged with child neglect, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding life, or by a fine of $500 to $5,000, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Court records show on March 7, an Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) child welfare supervisor told District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio that Bebee had given birth to a daughter on Feb. 17. A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks, and the baby was born at 36 weeks, weighing fi...

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