Saturday, September 16, 2000

Woman sentenced for using cattle prod on child

The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — A woman has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for using an electric cattle prod on her 10-year-old daughter.

        Karla Hayner, 37, of Prairie Township, pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangering. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard Sheward sen tenced Ms. Hayner Friday to 34-months in prison.

        The girl was locked in her room for days at a time without food, said Assistant Prosecutor Christian Domis.

        Ms. Hayner and her boyfriend would get drunk and shock the girl with the cattle prod, which they called “Mr. Shocky.”

        Ms. Hayner cried in court, but still hasn't accepted responsibility for the abuse, Mr. Domis said.

        “She maintains that she hasn't shocked the girl with a cattle prod. When I interviewed the girl she indicated her mom did shock her with it,” he said.

        Ms. Hayner's boyfriend, Frank Loring, 44, of Prairie Township, pleaded guilty to child endangering last month and was sentenced to five years in prison.


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