Tiffany Klapheke's 22-month-old daughter, Tamryn Klapheke, died of severe neglect last year. Her other children, a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old, also received medical treatment for severe neglect.
Since Tiffany is in prison awaiting her trial, and thus could not be present at the hearing, the divorce went through by default.
Several weeks prior, Tiffany had written a letter to the district clerk asking for the divorce not to go through by default. She also asked for joint custody of the children with Thomas, and to have the children placed in the care of her mother and step father.
As it stands, Thomas Klapheke has received full custody of the children. Tiffany has been ordered to pay child support.
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