Garland Malcolm punished for brain bleed-causing child abuse

Garland Malcolm appears in a mug shot. (Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office)

“The child can’t walk, can’t talk and can’t interact with the world in any meaningful way,” so goes the end result of vicious, long-term child abuse meted out to a 6-year-old boy by his adoptive Colorado mother.

In July, Garland Malcolm was convicted by a Montezuma County jury on one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. Jurors took three hours to weigh the evidence and return a guilty verdict.

This week, she was sentenced to the maximum sentence allowed by law for that crime: 32 years in state prison.

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