A charge has been filed against each of the biological parents of a 3-year-old girl who died on Jan. 3, in Lawton. The child's father, Henry Clarence Lilly III, 49, and mother, Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly, 42, have each been charged with manslaughter - first degree, a felony.
Comanche County Sheriff Department Detective Thomas Brown, Supervisor for Sex Crimes/Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Sex Offender Registry and Compliance, said in an affidavit filed in Comanche County District Court that on the day of the incident he was asked to meet Detective Jack Pilgrim at the Comanche County Emergency Room to assist with a 3-year-old girl that had "severe signs of malnutrition."
Detective Thomas wrote in the document, "I observed the child having a severely distended abdomen with a protruding 'Belly Button', swollen legs and what appeared to be some type of injuries to the vaginal and anal areas of the body." The court document also showed that the child's parents, "... willfully failed to provide adequate medical care for a child under the age of 18."
Emergency responders had been called out on Jan. 3, to a trailer in Pinnacle Peak RV Park for the non-responsive 3-year-old girl. According to officials at the sheriff's department, responders performed CPR, but the child remained non-responsive while being transported to Comanche County Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead. Sheriff Kenny Stradley later confirmed that early autopsy results revealed the child had a 17-pound tumor in her abdomen.
Henry and Bonnie Beth were arrested and booked into Comanche County Detention Center on child neglect but have since been released on a $60,000 bond. Court documents note the conditions of the bond include that they both wear GPS monitors and are not allowed to leave Comanche County without prior court approval.
Sheriff Stradley said both parents had been living in the trailer with seven kids at the time of the incident and the Department of Human Services now have the other children in their custody. Documents show that Henry and Bonnie Beth will only be allowed supervised visits with the children at the discretion of DHS.
Upon conviction the crime is punishable by imprisonment for not less than four years. A preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 18, 2019.