A sick grandmother has been convicted of severely abusing her 7-year-old granddaughter. The abuse was so horrific she was sentenced to life in prison. The woman reportedly would assume an alter-ego — a green-skinned, warty-faced, black hat wearing witch — when she carried out her abuse.
Geneva Robinson, a 51-year-old woman from Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty to charges of child abuse and neglect. She was given three life sentences for the physical and psychological abuse she heaped on her vulnerable granddaughter.
According to prosecutors, Robinson's abuse went on for over a year. The 7-year-old girl was beaten, had cigarettes rubbed on her and would get smacked in the face. The girl was removed from school and her grandmother deprived her of food. She would force the child to sleep outside with the dogs on many nights.
Some cell phone video footage showed Robinson abusing the child. The video was obtained by People magazine, but they've declined to release it. The woman would dress up as 'Nelda,' a witch character she invented. The grandmother proceeded to terrorize the girl. The video shows her grabbing the girl by the throat and dragging her across the floor as she threatened to eat her.
In 2014, Robinson tried to have her granddaughter committed to a hospital. She said she couldn't control the girl. The girl reported to the investigators that her grandmother would whip her, pinch her skin with pliers and torment her in numerous ways. Sometimes the little girl went days without food.
According to the girl's father, his mother would play the part of Nelda the witch with him as well.
The girl, now 9-years-old, wrote her grandmother a letter read in court on Thursday. “I love you," she wrote. “I forgive you. You’re the best grandmother I ever had.”
Joshua Granger, Robinson's 33-year-old boyfriend, also pleaded guilty to child abuse and neglect charges. He received a 30-year sentence.
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