Bexar County prosecutors say April Martinez knew her daughter Marie Villanueva was being abused and beaten but did nothing to stop it.
The San Antonio Express-News reports Martinez cried loudly in court Monday as she told a judge she's wasn't being allowed to visit her daughter. Martinez, who took a plea deal, was charged with injury to a child by omission and could have received up to 20 years in prison.
She had testified earlier against her roommates and babysitters. Twenty-two-year-old Lyzette Vasquez got 20 years and her husband, Hermes, received a 35-year sentence.