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Current, former CPS workers on witness list for Klapheke trial

Published On: Jan 22 2014 07:46:44 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 03:51:13 PM CST
Tiffany Klapheke

Tiffany Klapheke, 23, was arrested in August 2012 after she called 911 and first responders found her toddler – Tamryn – unresponsive on Dyess Air Force Base.

She is charged with first-degree felony injury to a child. If convicted, she could be sentenced from five to 99 years – or life – in prison.

ABILENE, Texas -

The trial of Tiffany Klapheke, the Dyess Air Force Base mom charged with neglect that resulted in the death of her 22-month-old daughter, is scheduled to begin next week.

Four former Child Protective Service workers – and one current employee – are on the witness list for the trial.

All had some involvement in the Klapheke investigation that CPS undertook before the child died.

Those subpoenaed to appear at the trial include Gretchen Denny, Bit Whitaker, Barbara McDaniel, Tiffany Gann, and Rebecca Tapia.  

McDaniel is the only one still working for CPS.  The others either resigned or were fired by the agency because of their involvement in the Klapheke investigation.