Upshur County woman sentenced on child neglect charge

Crime

An Upshur County woman was sentenced on child neglect charges in court Thursday..

Danielle Talbott, of French Creek, was sentenced to three to 15 years in prison on one count of child neglect resulting in death after her 3-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital with injuries from blunt force trauma.

Defense lawyers asked for alternative sentencing in the case, saying Talbott did not cause the injuries herself, and had since taken responsibility for her role in the child’s death. However, prosecutors said she failed to protect her child and should bear that responsibility.

Judge Jacob Reger agreed with the prosecution and set the sentence at the maximum for the charges.

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