Woman Gets Probation in Child Neglect Case

From Times Wire Reports

A mother pleaded no contest and was sentenced in Jacksonville to probation on charges she left her 2-year-old daughter alone for 2 1/2 weeks while she was in jail.

Dakeysha Lee, 23, had been charged with child abuse and child neglect and could have received up to 10 years in prison. She was sentenced to 1 1/2 years of probation.

Her daughter, Breanna Janay Lee, now 3, was found by a relative lying nude in a baby’s bathtub watching television. She was caked with dried ketchup and jelly, and the floor was covered in broken eggs, urine and feces. The girl drank from a toilet to survive, authorities said.