You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Prosecution rests in mom's trial in Dyess toddler's death

Feb. 6, 2014 - 08:18AM   |  
Tamryn Klapheke, 22 months, died from malnutrition and dehydration due to prolonged neglect.
Tamryn Klapheke, 22 months, died from malnutrition and dehydration due to prolonged neglect. (Courtesy photo)
  • Filed Under

ABILENE, TEXAS — Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a West Texas woman accused of her daughter’s death by malnutrition and neglect.

The last witness prosecutors called to testify Wednesday in the Abilene trial of Tiffany Klapheke (klah-PEEK’) was a child abuse specialist who examined Klapheke’s two surviving children. Dr. Jayme Coffman says both were malnourished and dehydrated.

Klapheke’s attorneys opened with Dr. Mark Wernick, a psychologist who testified that Klapheke was abandoned by her mother, grandmother and adoptive mother. He says he’s “pretty convinced she had no intent to harm her kids.”

Klapheke is charged with injury to a child in the August 2012 death of 22-month-old daughter Tamryn Klapheke. If convicted, she could receive a life sentence.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook