Three members of a Dallas family have been sentenced to a combined 24 years in prison after they were convicted of beating a pregnant 15-year-old member of their family until she miscarried.
The family stomped on the girl’s belly during the sickening attack. The girl was eight months pregnant and just 15-years-old when the attack happened in 2013. The pregnancy occurred as a result of 24-year-old Robert Cayald’s attack on the girl, who is his sister. Robert Cayald has been found unable to stand trial and his case is currently pending.
The attack was first reported in 2010 when the girl was 17.
After being attacked by her brother the girl was forced to take contraceptive pills and cinnamon-based supplements by her family who wished to induce a miscarriage. After these attempts failed they resorted to violence.
All three members of the family pleaded guilty to felony family violence aggravated assault. The 47-year-old mother Sharon Jones was sentenced to 12 years while her 28-year-old daughter Cecilia McDonald. was sentenced to seven years. Sharon’s 29-year-old son Cedric Jones Jr received a 5-year sentence. Another member of the family received a 10-year sentence in 2016 for the assault.