Local & Regional
Sun December 5, 2010
Mom Admits Imprisoning Child
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. mom pleads guilty to imprisoning teenage son
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City woman charged with locking her teenage son in a closet and beating him has pleaded guilty to multiple child abuse and neglect charges.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old LaRhonda Marie McCall entered a blind plea Friday to 33 counts of child abuse and three counts of child neglect.
Assistant Oklahoma County District Attorney Scott Rowland says a blind plea means McCall has no deal with prosecutors and is throwing herself on the court's mercy. She faces up to life in prison.
McCall's attorney did not immediately return a call for comment Saturday.
Co-defendant Steve Hamilton entered a blind plea and also faces life in prison.
The case came to light in September 2009 when the now 16-year-old boy escaped and walked to a nearby National Guard facility.