OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma stepmother of a child whose remains were packed in plastic tubs and carried across the United States has been sentenced to life in prison.
Denise Wolf, 42, of Bokchito was convicted Feb. 2 and given a life sentence on four counts of child abuse, one count of child abuse by neglect and one count of unlawful removal of a dead body, The Oklahoman reported.
Trial testimony showed Cheyenne Wolf, 12, who had spina bifida, wore leg braces and was incontinent, was routinely beaten and tied to a chair and a bed by Denise Wolf, the newspaper reported.
Investigators say they think Cheyenne died in April 2008.
Her remains were found in 2009 in a storage facility in Oregon, so badly decomposed a medical examiner could not determine the cause of death.
Cheyenne's father Able Wolf is facing the same charges as his wife and is scheduled to enter a plea later this month. He remains in jail in lieu of $1.25 million bail.
Bryan County Assistant District Attorney Emily Redman said Cheyenne's two sisters are in the custody of the state Department of Human Services.
Friday, February 4, 2011
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