I hope the child recovers fully.
A San Antonio man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for the severe starvation of a 4-year-old whose sole meal each day usually consisted of Cheerios.
Luis Valenzuela, 27, and fiancee Robin Palafos, 24, were arrested in February after they brought the child to a clinic for vaccinations. The girl weighed 23 pounds at that time, authorities said.
Valenzuela pleaded no contest in November to injury to a child. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to ask for no more than 40 years in prison. His attorney sought deferred adjudication probation.
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