OKC Woman Pleads Guilty In Daughter's Death


Monday, March 25th 2013, 10:45 pm
By: News 9


A judge sentenced an Oklahoma City mother to 35 years in prison in exchange for her testifying against her boyfriend in the death of her three-year-old daughter.

On October 30, 2011, emergency crews were called to an apartment at 12831 Stratford Drive in northwest Oklahoma City to help an unresponsive child. Alexis Hawkins was taken to Children's Hospital where medical staff noticed several signs of abuse.

10/31/2011 Related Story: Mother, Her Boyfriend Arrested In Death Of OKC Toddler

The child's mother, Victoria Phanhtharath, and the Phanhtharath's boyfriend were both arrested in her death.

Phanhtharath pleaded guilty on Monday to enabling murder and permitting child abuse.

Prosecutors have charged her boyfriend, Freddy Mendez, with first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty and will go to trial in May.