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Mother pleads guilty in 2-year-old Houston girl’s death

Police in Houston charged the mother of Maliyah Bass in connection with the disappearance and...
Police in Houston charged the mother of Maliyah Bass in connection with the disappearance and death of the 2-year-old girl. The woman's boyfriend was also charged.(Photos: Houston Police)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 10:13 AM CST
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HOUSTON (AP) - The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a Houston bayou in 2020 has pleaded guilty for her role in the child’s death.

Court records show Sahara Ervin pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, a human corpse, during a court hearing Wednesday.

Maliyah Bass had been playing in her apartment complex’s playground on Aug. 22, 2020, when she went missing.  

A day later, a jogger spotted her body in Brays Bayou about 17 miles west of Maliyah’s home.

Police arrested the 22-year-old Ervin and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Travion Thompson, and charged them both with injury to a child and tampering with evidence.

Thompson is set to appear in court next week.

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