Lauren Kay Dean is a woman from Texas who just pleaded guilty to murder and child endangerment in the death of her seven year old daughter who had Downs Syndrome. According to court documents Lauren Kay Dean decided to leave her three children at home so she could go out to a night club. Someone alerted police who performed a welfare check and found seven year old Jordynn Barrera dead.
Jordynn Barrera who suffered from Downs Syndrome and Cerebal Palsy was bed ridden and was fed by a feeding tube and needed round the clock care. Police would find two other children in the home who were aged five years and seven months. Police would arrest Lauren Kay Dean and charge her with murder. Lauren Kay Dean would plead guilty to murder and child endangerment and would be sentenced to life in prison for the murder and an additional 20 years for the child endangerment conviction.
Lauren Kay Dean 2022 Information
SID Number: 18497013
TDCJ Number: 02416807
Name: DEAN,LAUREN KAY
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: PLANE JAIL
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2050-01-30
Inmate Visitation Eligible: NO
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A woman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her 7-year-old bedridden child who was found dead in 2020, according to court records.
Lauren Kay Dean pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the murder of Jordynn Barrera, 7, and was sentenced to life in prison, records show.
Twenty years were also added to Dean’s sentence for two counts of abandonment endangering a child.
On Jan. 30, 2020, a complaint was filed stating Dean left her three children home alone to go to Shade’s Bar.
Bay City police responded to a welfare check at the family’s apartment in the 2200 block of Bordeaux.
Investigators said Dean invited an officer into the apartment to show them that the children were fine, but Jordynn was found deceased.
Two other children, aged 3 months and 5 years at the time, were also found in the home.
Jordynn was non-communicative and diagnosed with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Investigators said Jordynn was also on a feeding tube.
Records show Dean was arrested and booked into the Matagorda County Jail on three second-degree felony charges: abandonment, endangering a child, and imminent danger bodily injury