SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — A Texas woman who was sentenced to eight years in prison for child abandonment died on Oct. 23.
Kelsey Frazier, 28, of Tyler, was an inmate at the Marlin Unit prison near Waco. She died from cardiac arrest at a hospital in Marlin, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The child’s mother testified in the case and said she had “really trusted [Frazier] a lot” and never saw any indication her daughter was being put in danger while Frazier babysat.
The case was prosecuted in the 241st District Court in Smith County.