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E. Texas woman gets 12 years in death of child

Joy Yates. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County Jail. Joy Yates. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches woman charged in the death of her three-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to the crime Monday morning, accepting a 12-year prison sentence.

Joy Faye Yates, 25, was charged with injury to a child in Kaylan Broumley's death in early 2009. Her then boyfriend, Anthony Roberts, pleaded guilty to the same crime in July 2010, accepting the same sentence.

Roberts was originally charged with capital murder in the death, but accepted the lesser charge.

A grand jury indicted Yates in August 2010.

The investigation into the death began in February 2009, when Roberts pushed Broumley, causing a severe head injury and death. Roberts convinced Yates to tell investigators that Broumley suffered the injuries when she fell off a horse.

During the hearing Monday, Broumley's father, Rocky Broumley, read a victim impact statement to Yates.

"You've been sentenced to 12 years, but that's not long enough," Rocky Broumley said. "You know what you did."

"I'm just trying to move on with my life," Rocky Broumley said in an interview following the hearing.

The state attorney general's office handled the prosecution of the case, due to a conflict of interested for District Attorney Nicole LoStracco.

Prosecutors say Yates was charged with failing to do what was necessary after Kaylan Broumley was injured.

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