VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Vigo County judge has sentenced 54-year-old Robin Kraemer to 36 years in prison for the death of 9-year-old Cameron Hoopingarner.
A coroner determined Hoopingarner died of severe malnutrition back in February. He weighed just 15 pounds at the time.
Hoopingarner had cerebral palsy and was also blind.
Kraemer was the boy's guardian through an agreement with his birth mother.
She testified at trial that she felt overwhelmed caring for him and admitted smoking methamphetamine days before he died.
Kraemer told the judge she plans to appeal the sentence. Three other people are set for trials next year on charges related to the case.
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