8 year sentence for faking child’s illness, starving child


A woman who pled guilty to charges of starving her baby as part of a scam to raise money for a non-existent illness in Milam County  has been sentenced to 8 years in prison 

Katelyn Christina Carnline of Milano had been charged with injury to a child, a second degree felony.

She faces similar charges out of Brazos County in which in a separate case she tried to raise money online for a fake illness involving another of her children.

A statement from the Milam County District Attorney’s Office says an investigation determined that she started a web page to raise funds for her allegedly critically ill child she said was suffering from what she termed a ” rare genetic disorder”.

The charges allege she lied to medical personnel about the seven month old’s medical condition and withheld proper nutrition from the child leading to a decline in the child’s health and that she subjected the child to unnecessary medical procedures in an attempt to raise money.

Child Protective Services then placed the child with other family members and the child  soon was reported to be healthy and thriving.

Before the Milam County investigation, an extensive investigation by CPS and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department led to Brazos County charges for an on-line web page involving an older child of Carnline’s, in which she made statements regarding the child having cancer.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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