Longview woman gets deferred adjudication probation after child left in vegetative state

Longview woman gets deferred adjudication probation after child left in vegetative state
Cynthia Gonzalez (Source: Gregg County Jail)

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - The mother of a child left in a vegetative state has pleaded guilty to injury to a child. Cynthia Gonzalez, 34, was sentenced to five years deferred adjudication probation.

Investigators say on December 26, 2011 Gonzalez brought her 2-year-old daughter to a Longview hospital with numerous bruises and several teeth missing. The child also had a skull fracture and internal bleeding.

The child remains in a vegetative state at a state therapeutic care facility.

Gonzales is a Mexican citizen who is in the U.S. illegally. As part of her sentence, Gonzalez must also pay a $1,500 fine and complete life skills classes. Gonzalez faces up to 20 years in prison if she violates the conditions of her probation.

Her guilty plea could lead to deportation.

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