Woman who used a cattle prod to discipline grandson faces life in prison

Tuesday, January 6th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Enid-AP) -- A 65-year-old woman faces a possible life prison sentence.

LaDonna Stilwell pleaded guilty Monday to using a cattle prod to discipline her grandson. She's charged with a felony count of child abuse.

Her husband, Johnny Stilwell, pleaded guilty to the same charge last fall. He was sentenced to 20 years of probation.

The Stilwells' daughter, Brenda Frazier, was scheduled to enter a plea to the same charge yesterday, but her attorney wasn't available.

According to court documents, in November 2002, Frazier's 11-year-old son told the Department of Human Services he had been shocked with a cattle prod.

The boy said all three relatives used cattle prods on him and his sister.