Eighteen years

Davaughn’s paternal family decries sentence in boy’s death

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Sabrina Vielma was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday for her 4-year-old son’s violent death on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, and she will be eligible for parole in nine years. Prosecutors were not allowed to show a video interview in which Vielma’s co-defendant, Cel’ves Cook, said Davaughn’s mother admitted to killing her child in anger.

When the four-day hearing ended at the Medina County Jail, district attorney Daniel J. Kindred told Davaughn’s father and other paternal family members what Cook alleged in a recorded video interview with 38th Judicial District Attorney’s Office investigators.

Cook alleges Vielma, speaking one month after Davaughn’s death, said she was smoking marijuana in her room when the boy asked for lunch. According to Cook, the child was being loud, which aggravated Vielma. She began striking the child but did not mean to kill him.


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