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Sun December 5, 2010

Mom Admits Imprisoning Child

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.