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Dyess airman, mom of girl who died now divorced

Published On: Aug 06 2013 11:44:34 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 06 2013 01:07:18 PM CDT
Tiffany Klapheke

Tiffany N. Klapheke was arrested in late August 2012 for three counts of felony injury to a child. Her daughter -- Tamryn Klapheke, 22 months old -- died in late August as a result of what authorities said was severe neglect. Two other children were hospitalized. She is pictured here with her then-husband, Thomas, who was deployed at the time of the death.

ABILENE, Texas (AP) -

A Dyess Air Force Base airman and his wife have divorced as she awaits trial on allegations that neglect led to the death of the couple's toddler daughter.
    
A judge in Abilene will hold a hearing Friday on a change of venue request for Tiffany Klapheke who faces trial Sept. 30.
    
Her 22-month-old daughter, Tamryn, died last August. The mother has been charged with injury to a child and remains in custody over the death blamed on dehydration and malnourishment.
    
Tiffany Klapheke has said she was stressed by Airman Thomas Klapheke's deployment.
    
Tthe divorce sought by him became final July 31. Tiffany Klapheke lost custody of the couple's two other  daughters, according to the Abilene Reporter-News.
    
The state has temporary conservatorship with their father granted restrictive custody.