Tausha was only 7 years old and weighed
than 12 pounds when she died. She was barred
eating sandwiches or snacks, Tausha was so
that she would steal food from the pet's bowls.
she got caught doing that she was slapped or
with a long handled spoon. When she would cry
from being beat she was barricaded in a tiny alcove which
off kitchen or she was locked in her bedroom.
little body was found on the side of a road,
in a sheet inside garbage bags.
concluded that she died from,
malnutrition due to starvation.
mother, Michelle Tharp, 29 years old, has been
with homicide, endangering the welfare of a child,
the death of a child and abuse of a corpse.
live in boyfriend, Douglas Bittinger ,25 years old was
charged as well, with a charge of aggravated assault.
are currently being held without bond.
has been sentenced to death
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