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Mom of emaciated girls sentenced to probation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The mother of two toddlers found so severely malnourished that a pediatrician compared them to prisoners of World War II concentration camps was sentenced to probation for abandoning the children with relatives whom she knew were unfit to care for them.

The sentence for Darcel Featherman on Thursday came a day after her sister, Darshan Featherman, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for withholding food from one of the children, the Rapid City Journal reported .


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