Attorney appointed for Abilene mother jailed last week after child died of alleged 'severe neglect'

ABILENE, Texas - Tiffany Klapheke -- the 21-year-old wife of a Dyess Airman and mother of 22-month-old Tamryn Klapheke who died of apparent neglect -- now has legal representation.

Attorney David Thedford was appointed by the court to represent her. You may remember Thedford was one of the attorneys representing Christopher North, who was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Austin David. 

Klapheke has been in the Taylor County Jail charged with three felony counts of injury to a child in connection to her daughter's death and the neglect of her two other daughters who are recovering at Cook Children's Medical center in Fort Worth.

An exact cause of death for her 22-month-old daughter hasn't been determined, but a preliminary autopsy report stated the girl likely died of malnutrition and dehydration.

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