Macon woman gets life in granddaughter's death

A Macon woman was sentenced to life in prison Monday after she admitted causing her granddaughter's death.

Cynthia Baldwin-McCleskey today pleaded guilty to felony murder.

That's according to prosecutor Nancy Malcor.

Baldwin-McCleskey was charged in July 2012 in the death of 11-year-old Ruth Baldwin.

At the time, investigators said the young girl had been beaten and her grandmother deprived her of food for up to three days at a time.

They said the autopsy found several possible causes of death, including starvation, dehydration and neglect.

Authorities said Baldwin-McCleskey was Ruth's biological grandmother, but had adopted the child.


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