Mom who tied daughter to bed receives prison sentence

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Mom who tied daughter to bed receives prison sentence

By Denise Wong. CREATED Mar 10, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A North Las Vegas woman has been sentenced in a case of child abuse the judge called "one of the worst cases" he'd ever seen.

Monday morning, he sentenced 37-year-old Laketha Moore to prison for what she did to her young daughter.

Moore will be spending the next 13 years to life in prison, for torturing her little girl, in a case she'd already pled guilty to.

She faced 67 counts of child abuse and kidnapping charges, because of what she did to her daughter last March, who was four-years-old at the time.

She kept the girl locked up at her North Las Vegas apartment, for up to 12 hours a day, tethered by her ankle to a bed. Without food, and just a bucket to go to the bathroom in, Moore did this for at least 31 days as she went to work and church.

An apartment worker only discovered the little girl in these conditions last March after he went to check on the apartment.

Moore spoke to the judge before he sentenced her, "I accept complete responsibility and I have to deal with this for the rest of my life. I regret what I did to my daughter and I wish I cold take it back, but I can't."

The little girl is now in the custody of her father.

This isn't Moore's first case of child abuse. Ten years ago, she lost custody of her son because of child abuse.

The prosecution asked for 21 years to life.

With her sentence being 13 years to life, Moore's public defender Ron Paulson said he thought this was a "fair compromise."