Texas mom jailed for murder of bed-ridden daughter with Down syndrome after leaving youngster to die

Texas mom is jailed for murder of bed-ridden disabled daughter, 7, with Down syndrome after leaving the youngster to die to go CLUBBING

  • Lauren Kay Dean pleaded guilty to murder and received a life sentence plus 20 years for child endangerment over the 2020 death of daughter Jordynn Barrera
  • A complaint was filed against Dean on January 30, 2020, claiming the mother of three left her kids at home to go to a bar called Shades
  • Police in Bay City, Texas went to Dean’s apartment shortly after to do a welfare check
  • When investigators spoke to Dean, she offered to let them come in to show the children were well but they found 7-year-old Jordynn dead
  • The youngster was severely disabled, used a feeding tube and required round-the-clock care

A Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for leaving her 7-year-old bedridden daughter with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy alone while she went clubbing.

Lauren Kay Dean pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and received the life sentence plus 20 years for endangerment of a child over the 2020 death of daughter Jordynn Barrera.

A complaint was filed against Dean on January 30, 2020, claiming the mother of three left her kids at home to go to a bar called Shades.

Police in Bay City, Texas went to Dean’s apartment shortly after to do a welfare check.

When investigators spoke to Dean, she offered to let them come in to show the children were well, but they found 7-year-old Jordynn dead, according to ABC13.

Jordynn required round-the-clock care, including a feeding tube, with Dean now found guilty of murdering her daughter by neglecting her needs.

A Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for leaving her 7-year-old bedridden daughter with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy alone while she went clubbing

A Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for leaving her 7-year-old bedridden daughter with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy alone while she went clubbing

Lauren Kay Dean (pictured) pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and received a life sentence plus 20 years for endangerment of a child over the 2020 death of daughter Jordynn Barrera

Lauren Kay Dean (pictured) pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and received a life sentence plus 20 years for endangerment of a child over the 2020 death of daughter Jordynn Barrera

When investigators spoke to Dean, she offered to let them come in to show the children were well but they found 7-year-old Jordynn dead

When investigators spoke to Dean, she offered to let them come in to show the children were well but they found 7-year-old Jordynn dead

Shades Nightclub in Bay City, Texas, where Lauren Kay Dean was the night her father died

Shades Nightclub in Bay City, Texas, where Lauren Kay Dean was the night her father died

Dean’s two other children, aged five years and three months, were also found at the apartment.

Jordynn was a non-verbal child who had been diagnosed early on with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Authorities have also said the girl was only able to eat through a feeding tube.

Records show Dean was arrested and booked into the Matagorda County Jail on three second-degree felony charges: abandonment, endangering a child, and imminent danger bodily injury.

Jordynn was a non-verbal child who had been diagnosed early on with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy

Jordynn was a non-verbal child who had been diagnosed early on with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy

Dean pleaded guilty as part of a bargain to avoid the death penalty and to avoid a jury trial on October 5

Dean pleaded guilty as part of a bargain to avoid the death penalty and to avoid a jury trial on October 5

Records show Dean was arrested and booked into the Matagorda County Jail on three second-degree felony charges: abandonment, endangering a child, and imminent danger bodily injury.

Records show Dean was arrested and booked into the Matagorda County Jail on three second-degree felony charges: abandonment, endangering a child, and imminent danger bodily injury.

Dean pleaded guilty as part of a bargain to avoid the death penalty and to avoid a jury trial on October 5.

She pled on capital murder of a person under the age of 10 and three counts of child abandonment.

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