Oklahoma couple charged after daughter, 3, died 17 pound tumor: prosecutors

A Oklahoma is facing murder charges for the death of their 3-year-old daughter, who authorities say was found unconscious with a 17-pound tumor before she died.
(Comanche County Sheriff’s Office)

An Oklahoma couple, whose 3-year-old daughter died on Jan. 3 cancer and had a 17-pound tumor, is facing manslaughter charges for their alleged negligence, the Lawton Constitution reported.

Authorities in Lawton, Okla. responded to reports of an unconscious toddler in a camper, home, according to the paper. The girl was unconscious, but breathing and had a 17-pound tumor, the report said.

She was then taken to a hospital, where she later died, the report said. First responders said at least six other children lived with the children in the motorhome, the report said.


The parents of the child – Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly, 42, and Henry Clarence Lilly, III, 49 – failed medical care for the child, authorities said. It was not clear where the tumor was located.

The couple was arrested and charged Thursday with first-degree murder, according to the report. They are faced with a minimum of four years in prison if convicted, according to the report.

Lawton is about 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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