Parents jailed after their daughter froze to death on porch

2019-01-31 12:20
Wynter Parker. (Photo: GoFundMe Page/Wynter's Funeral Fund)

Wynter Parker. (Photo: GoFundMe Page/Wynter's Funeral Fund)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Tierra Williams (23) and Dariaun Parker (25) from Ohio in US have been sentenced to 18-month prison sentences after their two-year-old daughter, Wynter Parker, was found frozen to death on the porch of their home in February 2018, Metro reports.

Williams, who was pregnant with her third child last year, claims she left the little girl in the care of Parker while she was out with her four-year-old son, but when she returned the little one was unconscious in the -7°C weather.

She immediately called emergency services, Mirror reports. "She’s frozen! She’s frozen,” Williams reportedly shouted at the dispatcher.

Wynter wasn’t dressed warmly at the time and died of hypothermia.

The couple pleaded guilty to a charge of child endangerment when they appeared in court in November last year. Their other two children have been place in the care of their grandmother, Angela Williams, Daily Mail reports.

Angela Williams begged the court that her daughter be put on probation and not jailed for “one bad decision”.

“We need to heal as a family and not be pulled apart with [Tierra] being gone from her kids and her family,” she said.

“I can’t tell you how sorry I am about what happened. It was a tragic accident,” the Akron Beacon Journal reported her as saying.

Sources: Metro, Daily Mail, Mirror

Read more on:    parents  |  toddler  |  frozen
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.