LANCASTER – A Lancaster woman was ordered Wednesday to complete a one-year child abuse treatment program in the slaying of her 4-year-old daughter, who was beaten to death on Father’s Day weekend by the woman’s boyfriend. Raven Rayleen Gibbons, 23, was given a suspended sentence of eight years in prison and placed on five years’ probation, during which she is not to have unsupervised contact with her surviving child, who is 2, until she finishes the classes. “It’s education about parenting skills, abuse, and how to correctly parent without abusing them,” Deputy District Attorney Flora Podratz said. Gibbons pleaded no contest last October to child endangerment and admitted an allegation that she permitted Jasmine Avalos to suffer an injury that resulted in death. The sentencing was put off until Wednesday to ensure that she served the agreed-upon term of 270 days in jail. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Gibbons’ boyfriend, 22-year-old Gerardo H. Romero, was sentenced last November to 15 years to life in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree murder. If Gibbons violates any of the conditions of her probation, then she would face the eight years in prison, Podratz said. Coroner reports showed evidence of prior abuse of Jasmine, prosecutors said. Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the couple’s East Lingard Street home the morning of June 19 after Gibbons called 911. The girl was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Gibbons told investigators that before making the 911 call, she had called a hospital to ask some questions, presumably because of the condition her daughter was in, prosecutors said. The 911 call was placed at 8:37 a.m. on June 19, and the hospital call was made sometime that morning or the previous night. The beating was alleged to have occurred between June 18 and 19, prosecutors said. Gibbons and Romero were arrested on June 19. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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