A Kansas City mother charged with three counts of abuse after her daughter was found severely malnourished inside a closet made her first court appearance Monday morning.
When police discovered the 10-year-old girl in the closet of an apartment on the 1300 block of Highland on Friday, she weighed 32 pounds.
She was so small she was wearing a size 2 toddler T-shirt.
Police said they received an anonymous call that saved the little girl’s life.
Prosecutors charged the girl’s mother, 29-year-old Jacole Prince, with three counts of abuse.