Sahara Ervin, 22, dichiarato colpevole di manomissione di prove, un cadavere umano, during a court hearing Wednesday as part of a plea agreement with pubblici ministeri.
Sua figlia, Maliyah Bass, was reported missing by her family after she played in her apartment complex’s playground on Aug. 22. Un giorno dopo, a jogger spotted the body in Brays Bayou in an area southeast of the University of Houston that is about 17 miles west of Maliyah’s home.
When Maliyah’s body was found, then Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo had said that investigators had suspected foul play, and they were treating the case as a murder investigation.
Ervin, who remains behind bars, is due to appear in court on Jan. 11. Police arrested Ervin and her boyfriend, Travion Thompson, in October and charged both with injury to a child and tampering with evidence.
Medical examiners ruled Maliyah’s death a homicide. Thompson alleged that Ervin beat the girl with a hairbrush for not going to bed, secondo i documenti del tribunale. The girl was forced to sleep in a closet and was found dead the next morning, hanno detto le autorità.