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Mom charged after daughter's body found in fridge

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago December 03, 2014 Dec 3, 2014 Wednesday, December 03 2014 December 03, 2014 3:47 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HOUSTON - A Houston mother has been charged with neglect after her 9-year-old daughter's body was discovered stuffed inside a refrigerator.

Amber Keyes is being held Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child-serious bodily injury, connected to death of her daughter, Ayahna Comb.

Ayahna weighed 14 pounds when some children looking for food found her body in Keyes' refrigerator in June. An autopsy determined Ayahna, who had cerebral palsy, died of malnutrition and dehydration.

The 35-year-old Keyes says she found Ayahna unresponsive on Jan. 29 but couldn't revive her, so she wrapped the girl in a blanket and stashed her in the fridge.

Her attorney, Joseph Owmby, said he plans to further investigate the circumstances of the girl's death.

Keyes is scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 8.

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