Guilty? Colorado Mom Accused of Murdering 7-Year-Old Daughter
A Colorado woman is facing a series of charges after being accused of killing her daughter for her own personal gain.
According to the Douglas County's Sheriff's office, Kelly Renee Turner aka Kelly Gant is being held at the Douglas County detention facility on two felony charges of murder in the first degree relating to the death of her 7-year-old daughter Olivia Gant, along with a slew of other charges.
Who is Kelly Turner?
Kelly Turner is the mother of Olivia Gant, a 7-year-old who died in 2017. At the time, Kelly had convinced doctors, friends, and family that Olivia was a very sick child and had died from a combination of her illnesses.
Just as the nation saw in the famous Gypsy Rose Blanchard case, it's believed that Kelly Turner was actually a caregiver with Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
The Truth About Olivia Gant
In 2018, Olivia's body was exhumed, and what many had figured out too late, become a harrowing reality.
Initially, Kelly stated that Olivia had died from intestinal failure, but Olivia's body showed no signs of intestinal failure or of the other illnesses that her mother claimed she suffered from.
Plea Deal on the Table
The other slew of charges Kelly was booked on include:
- One count of child abuse
- Three counts of theft
- Three counts of charitable fraud
- Two counts of attempting to influence a public official
- Two counts of forgery
- Two violations of a protection order
Fortunately for Kelly, a plea deal was arranged. Kelly pleaded guilty to felony child abuse negligently causing death, felony theft, and felony charitable fraud. Under the plea agreement, the other charges have been dropped.
The plea deal calls for Kelly to spend 16 years in prison, but the formal sentencing will not occur until February 9 according to 9News.