20 November 2009
The News Virginian

Billiejo Marie King walked into court Thursday a guilty woman. The prosecutor called her a sociopath and people shook their heads.

She hoped her medical conditions would save her from incarceration. But Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr., after seeing photographs of a starved and sickly child, slammed King, 45, of Waynesboro, with a seven-year sentence for the years of pain she inflicted on a teen girl.

King pleaded guilty in October to abduction and child abuse charges, more than a year after she locked a 15-year-old girl in a near-empty bedroom and refused to feed her. The starvation caused the child’s weight to plunge to 61 pounds, Waynesboro police said.

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