Grandma Gets 3 Life Sentences For Dressing as Witch to Terrorize 7-Year-Old

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A 51-year-old Oklahoma grandmother received three consecutive life sentences after subjecting her 7-year-old granddaughter to horrific abuse while dressed up as a witch, the Oklahoman reports.

Robinson, who dressed as "Nelda" to terrorize her granddaughter, admitted to striking her granddaughter's face, scratching her neck, cutting her hair while she slept, and hitting her hand with a rolling pin.


"What she did was horrific and what she did will forever impact this child and her siblings," Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter said. "She deserves the same amount of mercy that she showed this child, and that's none."

Geneva Robinson walks out. She will spend the rest of her life in prison.
— Lorne Fultonberg (@LorneKFOR)
April 13, 2017

A three-minute cellphone video shown in court exposed the child's abuse. In the clip, Robinson is dressed in black, with what seems to be a mask and her hands painted green.

Robinson's defense attorney, Tanya Jones, said Robinson lacked resources to control the 7-year-old.

"She understands she went too far," Jones added.

According to Robinson, she is getting treatment and taking medication for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Joshua Granger, Robinson's boyfriend, was also sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of felony child abuse. He's expected to be jailed for 30 years.


Authorities said that Johnson Robinson was arrested in September 2014 after taking the malnourished girl to the hospital.