FORT WORTH, Texas -- An Arlington, Texas, woman was sentenced to death Wednesday for the starvation death of a 9-year-old boy who prosecutors say weighed 35 pounds when he died.
A jury took less than an hour Monday to convict Lisa Ann Coleman, 30, of capital murder for her role in the 2004 death of Davontae Williams, her girl lover's son.
"The fact that a female has gotten the death penalty for killing a child, it's a step forward for bringing child abuse out of the darkness of people's homes and into the light of day," prosecutor Mitch Poe said in a report on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Web site on Wednesday.
Prosecutors have said Coleman, who shared an apartment with the boy's mother, beat, bound, neglected and starved Williams.
Coleman's attorney Fred Cummings argued that Coleman had not meant to starve Williams and had given him nutrition drinks.
To sentence Coleman to death, the jury had to determine that she would be a future danger to society. The jury also sentenced Coleman to 99 years in prison on a charge of injury to a child.
The boy's mother, 25-year-old Marcella Williams, awaits a separate capital murder trial.
Name - TDCJ Number - Date of Birth Coleman, Lisa 999511 10/06/1975 Date Received, Age (when Received), Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 06/22/2006 30 10 Date of Offense Age (at the time of Offense) County 07/26/2004 28 Tarrant Race Gender Hair Color Black Female Black Height Weight Eye Color 5 ft 03 in 189 Brown Native County Native State Prior Occupation Tarrant Texas Laborer
Prior Prison Record TDCJ #667321 on a five year sentence for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance from Tarrant County. TDCJ #1002130 on a two year sentence for burglary of a habitation from Tarrant County.
Summary of incident On July 26, 2004 in Tarrant County, authorities were called to Coleman's residence where they found a nine year old black male deceased. An autopsy of victim concluded that the child was severely malnourished and underweight. Coleman and co-defendant were found to have restrained the child over a period of time depriving him of food.
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Sept 1, 2019 20:35:38 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:48:33 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:51:50 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:53:16 GMT -5
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Nov 27, 2019 20:52:02 GMT -5
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Feb 22, 2020 20:23:42 GMT -5
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Feb 22, 2020 20:25:41 GMT -5
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Mar 20, 2020 4:19:50 GMT -5
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