An Oklahoma grandmother, who pleaded guilty to child abuse earlier this year after cops say she terrorized and physically harmed her young granddaughter while dressed as a witch, will now spend the rest of her life in prison.
Geneva Robinson, 51, was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive life terms in the case that began in the fall of 2014 when she took her starving 7-year-old granddaughter to a hospital.
Hospital staff said at the time that Robinson came in complaining she couldn't control the girl anymore, according to a police report.
When she was examined, police said the girl was found to be malnourished, burned and bruised.
In their affidavit, police said the little girl told them Robinson would wear a green mask and tie her up in the garage, where she'd make her sleep on a pair of pants because "she was in trouble," KFOR reported.
The girl said the witch even had a name: "Nelda."
Robinson also allegedly withheld food from the girl, kept her out of school, failed to treat her ringworm, and forced her to sleep outside with dogs.
"What she did was horrific and what she did will forever impact this child and her siblings," Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter told the AP. "She deserves the same amount of mercy that she showed this child, and that’s none."
A cell phone video shown in court reportedly showed Robinson dressed in black with a mask and her hands painted green.
Robinson’s defense attorney said her client "understands she went too far." The attorney also said Robinson is getting treatment for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.