Kalamazoo mom sentenced to life for murder of 4-year-old daughter

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Kharisma Richardson

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Kalamazoo woman has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering and torturing her 4-year-old daughter.

Daveeta Walker, 25, was sentenced Monday.  She was convicted in September of murder, child abuse and torture in the death of Kharisma Richardson.

She received a life sentence for the murder charge and between 50 and 75 years for child abuse and torture.

Daveeta Walker

Daveeta Walker

Richardson was found dead on the floor of their Douglas Avenue home on her birthday in late March.  She was covered in bruises and burns.

Walker maintained she was coerced into confessing to the crimes, but a jury reached a guilty verdict in the case just hours into deliberation.


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