A South Texas woman faces up to 99 years in prison for her role in the 2012 death of her neglected 5-year-old stepson.
Crystal Williams pleaded guilty Wednesday in San Antonio to injury to a child. The penalty phase begins Thursday for the 31-year-old San Antonio woman, who's the first of three caregivers to be tried in the death of Josiah Williams.
Investigators say the boy was found dead in December 2012 in the family's home, after allegedly being starved and beaten. An autopsy indicated Josiah suffered from abuse and malnutrition.
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The boy's father and another relative await trial.