Mom Who Compared Her Malnourished Toddler to a Serial Killer Is Sentenced Following Girl's Death

Cheyenne Hill was convicted of child neglect causing death in the case of her 18-month-old daughter, Elliaunna Plummer

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Cheyenne Hill

An Indiana woman who claimed her 18-month-old daughter would become the next Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced by a judge to decades in prison in connection with the girl's death, according to multiple reports.

Cheyenne Hill, 33, was convicted in February of child neglect causing death following the November 2022 death of Elliaunna Plummer, FOX 59 and WBIW previously reported.

On Tuesday, Hill was sentenced to 30 years in prison, WBIW and the Tampa Free Press reported, citing a superior court judge and the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office.

Hill was arrested in September 2023, nearly a year after Elliaunna's death. The child was malnourished and had “multiple impacts throughout the whole head,” according to pathologist Dr. Amanda Paul, who testified in court during Hill's trial, WBIW reported.

Prosecutors did not show that Hill inflicted the girl's injuries, but they proved that her neglect put Elliaunna's life in danger, WBIW reported.

Police responded to an Indianapolis, Ind., hospital on Nov. 23 2022 after a child services personnel reported the nature of Elliaunna’s injuries, WBIW reported.

Elliaunna had a brain bleed, a broken collar bone, bruises on her face and a swollen and deformed head, Dr. Paul testified, per the outlet.

Following Elliaunna’s death, testimonies and witness accounts led authorities to suspect Hill, per FOX 59 and Tampa Free Press.

According to court documents reviewed by FOX 59, when Elliaunna was still hospitalized, Hill reportedly said she would become the next Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who ​​murdered and dismembered at least 17 men and boys over a span of 13 years starting 1978.

Hill told a representative from the Donor Network Family Service that she believed her child was “not a nice kid” and that “something wasn’t right with her,” according to court documents cited by FOX 59.

Investigators who spoke with the mother while the child was hospitalized said she left for work after the child was abused, leaving Elliaunna in critical condition, according to court documents, FOX 59 reported. When officers asked her why she compared Elliaunna to Dahmer, she laughed and called the dying child an “a--hole,” per authorities.

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Multiple family members of Hill spoke in support of her at her sentencing. But Elliaunna's father, Aron Plummer, had harsh words for Hill, underscoring how devastating her actions had been.

"I am angry and sad and even attempted suicide," Aron said. "I will never have the chance to be her father. It sickens me to the point of hate."

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