Macon Woman Gets Life in Starving Granddaughter to Death

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Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:59:03 EST

The Macon woman charged with starving her 11-year-old granddaughter to death pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to life in prison.

Cynthia Baldwin-McClesky, 50, pleaded guilty to felony murder in the death of Ruth Baldwin in July of 2012.

Authorities have said the girl was abused and had been starved by McClesky as a form of punishment.

An autopsy found a history of blunt force trauma to over 80 percent of the girl's body.

McClesky admitted beating the girl and whipping her with a cord inside their house on Old Horton Road.

McClesky was being held without bond at the Bibb Law Enforcement Center on charges of child cruelty, felony murder and child cruelty-family violence.

McClesky had brought her granddaughter to a Med Stop for treatment, but workers at the Med Stop found the girl deceased upon her arrival.

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