Jackleen Mullen is sentenced to decades in prison for the death of a four-year-old

Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen (York County Sheriff

Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen (York County Sheriff’s Office)

A 26-year-old mother in South Carolina will spend decades behind bars for killing her disabled 4-year-old daughter. friend three years ago.

State Circuit Court Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. on Tuesday ordered Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen to serve a 30-year sentence in a state correctional facility for the gruesome murder of young India Heavenly Lacey Martin, according to Law&Crime verified court records show.

Judge Griffith handed down the sentence after a York County jury found Mullen guilty of murder by child abuse. Mullen was also convicted of accessory to murder by child abuse in the death of her daughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but Judge Griffith ordered the sentences to be served concurrently, so concurrently.

However, the jury concluded that Mullen was not guilty of murder, which could have resulted in a life sentence.

Mullen, who must serve at least 85% of her sentence under state law, also had just over three years served while awaiting trial, meaning the earliest she can be released is about 22 years after the guilty verdict.

Mullens’ then-boyfriend Audrevious Williams is also charged with murder by child abuse and accessory to murder by child abuse. He testified against Mullens during her trial.

Audrevious Williams (York County Sheriff's Office)

Audrevious Williams (York County Sheriff’s Office)

Olly Dawes

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