Malista Ness Hopkins will be sentenced today in Accomack County Circuit Court. Hopkins was convicted of five charges of child abuse and endangering the life of a minor in a trial on August 2, 2018.

Hopkins was arrested on July 28, 2017 after social workers discovered two children locked in makeshift cages and others living in deplorable conditions at their home in Mears.

WESR will be at the sentencing and will have the results as soon as possible.