Alabama Mother Sentenced to Over a Year in Prison for Fatal Abuse of Special-Needs Daughter

In Escambia County, Alabama, a 36-year-old mother has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for her involvement in the fatal abuse of her 14-year-old special-needs daughter. Jessica Bortle was convicted for the 2021 death of her daughter, Jasmine Singletary, who succumbed to severe internal injuries. Bortle was initially charged with negligent manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. Prosecutors alleged that Bortle, in a fit of anger, slammed a table into her daughter’s …

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