Tamryn Klapheke died of malnutrition and dehydration. (Courtesy photo)
ABILENE, TEXAS — Jury selection was to resume in the trial of a West Texas woman who says her military husband’s deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their three children, including a 22-month-old daughter who died.
Attorneys were set to continue speaking with potential jurors in an Abilene courtroom on Tuesday in the case of 23-year-old Tiffany Klapheke (klah-PEEK’). Jury selection began Monday.
She’s charged with injury to a child in the August 2012 death of Tamryn Klapheke, who died of malnutrition and dehydration.
If convicted, Klapheke could receive a sentence of up to life imprisonment.
Airman Thomas Klapheke divorced his wife. The state has temporary conservatorship with their father granted restrictive custody.