It was a day full of sometimes shocking testimony in a Dallas courtroom Friday.
Sentencing just ended for Kaylene Bowen-Wright, a mother who faked her son’s illness for years, causing him to get surgeries he didn’t need.
Wright pleaded guilty to seriously injuring her son and faced up to 20 years behind bars. The state pushed for the max, but the judge settled on six years in prison.
According to his dad, Ryan Crawford, Christopher Bowen is now a happy, thriving 10-year-old who loves soccer and choir, but it wasn’t always that way.
“Every single illness led up to eventually that he was dying every time we went to court,” Crawford said.
The fifth grader spent the first eight years of his life in and out of hospitals. His mother seemingly suffers from Munchausen syndrome by proxy. (Munchausen by proxy — is a psychological disorder marked by attention-seeking behavior by a caregiver through those who are in their care). She pleaded guilty to seriously injuring him since birth, earlier this year.
On Friday, Crawford testified the saga cost him years with his child.