Kelsey Briggs' Mother Receives No Settlement Money


Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 11:27 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A judge ruled Tuesday that the mother of Kelsey-Smith Briggs will not receive anything from a settlement over her daughter's death.

Lance Briggs filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DHS and others after his daughter, Kelsey, died from abuse in 2005. Briggs received a $625,000 settlement.

Kelsey's mother, Raye Dawn Smith, is serving a prison sentence for enabling child abuse. A judge ruled that because Smith played a role in Kelsey's death, she cannot benefit from it.

Smith is appealing her conviction.

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