Woman sentenced for role in death of 5-year-old girl

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A woman arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Delaware County girl was sentenced Monday.

Angela Lee was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to her role in the death of Lauren McConniel, who died in 2010.  Police said the young girl was physically abused and severely malnourished.

Lee was among five family members who were prosecuted in McConniel’s death.  The 5-year-old girl’s father, Ryan McConniel, is also expected to be sentenced Monday.  His wife and the girl’s stepmother, Brittany McConniel, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after being convicted of neglect resulting indeath.

Lee is the mother of Brittany McConniel.

Lauren McConniel use

Lauren McConniel

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10 comments

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    How can a mother do this to her own child?

    I know how. It's because like so many other people they see hapless and helpless children as property versus human beings.

    I blame the abortion culture on this.

    • sparkyavonlady

      Drugs also have a huge role. Delaware county is FULL of methheads, and most would spend their money on drugs than food for their little babies. Sad.

    • Justine

      It was her step-mother that did it, not her biological mother. The bio mom was trying to get Lauren and these evil people kept her away from a loving mother, only to torture and murder her. No sentence will mean justice for this poor little girl, but at least they got the max allowed for the charges they received.

  • RedStateVet

    30 years sounds good, in theroy. But we all know that is means less than 15 years in reality. We need to have real sentencing reform, now. 30 years should mean 30 years, not 1 day less.

    • Don

      I AGREE and if it means build bigger prisons. SO DO IT. We build bigger hospitals so why not bigger prisons as well?

      • Dani

        bigger hospitals r built to help the ppl most ppl sitting in prison put there we deserve the hospitals ….murderers of babies dont deserve to b on this planet good ppl with low income deserve our tax payers money to house and feed not the horrible ppl sitting behind bars that we tax payers money goes to house and feed and provide plumbing and heat etc……. this world now days???? Sit back and think about it if that was ur child would u wont her murder to be warm and have a full belly right now???

  • Dani

    BIGGER PRISONS? ITS NOT RIGHT!! MY TAXES I PAY GO TO FEED THESE IDIOTS. They need to start executing murderers without housing them til they die of natural cases that little girl got her life robbed from her justice now days is to easy on the convicted murderers….does it make us a murderer to murder someone who did a humanless thing to a child you had no way of defending herself NO it doesnt it makes us worse to provide food, beds, heat, air, and playtime for the worst ppl in this world when ppl on our street need that more than a child killer…..thank you

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