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Jun 30, 2011 5:26 PM by Matt Stafford

Ohio couple sentenced for locking woman in attic

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio couple who locked the woman's mother in a sweltering attic for three days so the daughter could give birth have been sentenced on abduction charges.

Authorities say Shawn Lloyd and Adrienna Daniels left 59-year-old Mary Daniels in their attic last June as temperatures reached more than 100 degrees.

Lloyd was sentenced Thursday in Cincinnati to a year behind bars. Adrienna Daniels received a year's house arrest and three years' probation.

WKRC-TV reports the couple left Daniels a blanket and sheet, a bottle of water and crackers while they went to the hospital so Adrienna Daniels could give birth. Mary Daniels was rescued after neighbors heard her cries.

Adrienna Daniels' attorney, Philip Stephens, says she locked her mother up for safety because she has dementia.

Messages have been left for Lloyd's attorney.

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