A Florida man who pleaded guilty on March 31, 2021, to the starvation death of his daughter was denied a request to visit his dying mother.
Alejandro Aleman, 44, filed an emergency furlough via his attorneys to see his mother with terminal colon cancer. The judge denied the four-hour furlough request without prejudice.
Aleman is currently serving a 20-year sentence at the Florida Department of Corrections for starving his 13-month-old daughter in 2016. Baby Tayla was found weighing nine pounds at birth and only seven pounds when she died. Tayla had suffered from a severe diaper rash and a black eye, according to investigators.
The child was found at the Aleman’s Loxahatchee Acreage apartment home that investigators described as being in “deplorable living conditions.”
Aleman pleaded to a lesser charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child, while his ex-wife, Kristen Meyer, accepted a plea deal. She is currently serving 23 years in prison with four years credit for time served.