LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman accused of beating her two children with a computer cord headed back to jail Friday, disappointed that prosecutors would not agree on a probation deal for her.
Shadondra Jenkins, 30, is charged with two counts of first-degree injury to child charges.
Lufkin police arrested her on Aug. 20 after she allegedly whipped her 13-year-old daughter with a computer cord because she had accidentally burned food she was cooking for the family.
Jenkins showed up for rocket docket on Friday, hopeful she could reach a plea agreement with the state which would allow her to get away with a probation sentence. She was seen crying in the courtroom when she found out the state would not agree to that.
District Attorney Art Bauereiss said she was looking at least 20 years in prison for the crime.
"This is a child abuse case," Bauereiss said.
After police arrested Jenkins in August, they obtained a warrant for a second count after an investigation into similar injuries to her eight-year-old son.
Bauereiss said Jenkins' case will be sent to grand jury. If she is indicted, the case will proceed through the district court system.
She remains in the custody of the Angelina County Jail, where her bail amount is $70,000.
Her three children are in the custody of her mother.