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Stone County Woman Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

A Stone County woman has been sentenced to prison for abusing her son.

26 year old Dessa Barton has pleaded guilty to felony abuse or neglect of a child.

The judge sentenced her to a 12-year prison term. Investigators say her four year old son was suffering from malnutrition and had been kept in a homemade wooden cage.

The boy was found responsive after a 911 call in November of 2020.

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