Md. woman convicted of child neglect in Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Maryland woman faces up to 30 years in prison following her child neglect conviction in West Virginia.
Media outlets report that 24-year-old Jasmine K. Dawkins of Waldorf, Md., is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 16 in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
A jury convicted Dawkins on Friday of two child neglect counts and one count of providing false information to medical personnel. Jurors found Dawkins not guilty of death of a child by parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse.
The charges stem from the New Year's Day 2012 death of 3-year-old Kaiwann Connelly.
Police say the boy suffered a fracture skull and other injuries.
The boy's father, 21-year-old James N. Maudlin of Martinsburg, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 7.