Mom accused of killing disabled child and placing body in refrigerator sentenced

- A Texas judge sentences a woman to 40 years in prison for killing her daughter and placing her body inside a refrigerator.

Amber Keyes sentenced on Friday for the death of her daughter Ayahna Comb.

The nine year old had cerebral palsy, needed a wheelchair to get around and was bottle fed.

Neighbors became concerned about her welfare in the summer of 2014, after not seeing the girl for several months.

One neighbor sneaking into Keyes' home to search for the little girl made a gruesome find.

Ayahna's body was found stuffed in the crisper drawer of the family's refrigerator.

Investigators determined she had already been dead for about six months at that point.

When questioned by police, Keyes said her daughter became unconscious and she was unable to resuscitate her with CPR.

But instead of reporting the death, Keyes decided to hide the girl's body.

Now Keyes will serve four decades behind bars.

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