Stephanie Shirts Sentenced For Child Abuse
A Casper woman is heading to prison after admitting that she caused physical harm to children.
Stephanie Shirts was sentenced to 18-20 years at the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk, after she pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse, one count of aggravated child abuse and two counts of child endangerment meth.
The case started in middle September 2014, when Casper police were called to the Wyoming Medical Center about a one-year-old girl with severe head trauma.
The child had significant head injuries and was on a ventilator.
An officer also observed burns to the face and head, as well as multiple injuries in various stages of healing over her body
Officers went to a house on the 1700 block of South Fairdale Avenue, where Shirts, along with Bobbi Humphreys and Jason Cachcart lived.
They checked on other children in the house, who did not appear to have any injuries, and they were taken into protective custody.
Shirts was accused by prosecutors of burning the child’s face with a hot sauce pan, as well as shaking the child violently and smothering her, to get her to stop crying.
During search warrants executed on the residence, officers – with the help of a k9 dog – found and collected drug paraphernalia evidence.
Shirts' actual sentence was 18-20 years for aggravated child abuse, and three to five years for each of the other four charges.
Those sentences will run concurrent with one another, or at the same time.