BROWN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A second suspect has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of a 9-year-old in Brown County.
Jamie Faye Anderson received a sentence of life without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to Capital Murder Tuesday.
The child’s mother, Dawn Hill-Flesner, pleaded guilty to Capital Murder in June and received a life without parole sentence as well.
Brown County District Attorney Michael Murray released a statement on the sentencing, saying “that although such cases are difficult to resolve, the outcome in these two cases provides closure and justice for a family that needs the ability to heal and grow beyond these tragic circumstances.”
Both suspects pleaded guilty to the murder of 9-year-old HardiQuinn Hill, was found dead inside the home she shared with Hill-Flesner and Anderson in August of last year.
Following HardiQuinn’s death, Hill-Flesner and Anderson were arrested for Tampering with Evidence for allegedly falsifying a CPS video. Both suspects were later charged with Capital Murder during the investigation.
During a family court proceeding, a CPS caseworker described the condition of the house the day HardiQuinn was found dead, saying there was trash where HardiQuinn and an 11-year-old boy were staying, as well as no running water and the fridge and freezer were locked.
The investigator says this area was a stark contrast to where Hill-Flesner was living with Anderson upstairs, which was very clean and had food.
This caseworker had the 11-year-old boy, who was also showing signs of malnourishment, removed from the home that day.
No further information has been released.