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Ohio Mom Of Abused 4-Year-Old Daughter Sentenced To Life In Prison

Tianna Robinson, a 28-year-old mother in Ohio, has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal strangulation and beating of her 4-year-old daughter.

An Ohio mother of an abused 4-year-old girl, who died after being beaten and strangled to death, has been sentenced to life in prison. Tianna Robinson pleaded guilty to the April 2021 killing of her young daughter in Hamilton County.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, the 28-year-old was initially facing the death penalty for multiple charges, including felonious assault and endangering children. Robinson instead took a plea deal for an aggravated murder charge on Feb. 22, with the possibility of parole after 30 years. Her daughter, Nahla Miller, suffered from a broken arm and brain injury with the strangulation leading to her death, confirmed by Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers in a Facebook post.

The mother called the Springfield Township police following the violent act, to report that the 4-year-old passed out, despite later confessing she had punched and strangled her. After being admitted to a nearby hospital, doctors investigated the child’s body, noting burn marks and internal bleeding incurred from months of abuse, as well as malnutrition. Miller died after being on life-support for nine days.

According to the news outlet, prosecutors claimed that the 4-year-old was beaten to death after urinating on herself while Robinson and her boyfriend were out. While the trial was set to begin, Robinson had been previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, leading to psychologists finding her unfit to take the stand four different times between 2021 and 2022. Her case continued after two years of treatments at psychiatric hospital Summit Behavioral Healthcare. Her boyfriend, Rensley Washington, was also sentenced to 12 months in prison after being convicted on two counts of obstruction of justice for claiming Miller fell off a scooter.

Powers released a statement to People about the “unthinkable crime” that broke her heart.

“This was a horrific and unthinkable crime,” shared the prosecutor. My heart breaks for Nahla just imagining what she was forced to endure. Given the current state of the law in Ohio, ensuring this defendant will be locked up for the rest of her life represents the best possible outcome we could hope for.”

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