Did This Mother Feed Her Daughter to Death?

Aired on 02/05/1998 | CC tv-pg
When 13-year-old Christina Corrigan died of heart failure in 1996, she weighed a whopping 680 pounds. Her mother, Marlene, was charged with felony child abuse and faced up to 6 years in prison—but the judge eventually reduced her sentence, and she was only convicted of a misdemeanor. In 1998, Marlene appeared on The Oprah Show to discuss the horrific conditions surrounding Christina's death that had been reported in the newspapers, and whether she believes she could have done more to help her daughter before it was too late.