Nebraska woman whose boyfriend beat her 3-year-old daughter takes child abuse plea deal

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska — An August sentencing has been scheduled for a Scottsbluff woman whose 3-year-old daughter had been severely beaten by her boyfriend.

Online court records say 25-year-old Cassandra Miller pleaded no contest and was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse by neglect. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from a felony in exchange for Miller's plea. Her sentencing is set for Aug. 14.

Prosecutors say the girl was taken to a hospital in September by her grandmother. Doctors determined the girl had several injuries, including a lacerated liver, brain bleeding, a broken rib and bruises covering her body. Scottsbluff police say there was little food in the home, and the girl's clothes and bedding were stained with urine.

Miller's boyfriend, Cody Olbricht, has been sentenced to 18 to 30 years in prison.

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