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Woman Sentenced After Fatally Beating 6-Year-Old Stepdaughter with Belt as Punishment for Bedwetting

According to the court documents, the defendant, later identified as 40-year-old Jessica, was sentenced to life in prison after her twin stepdaughters suffered extreme and severe t0rture before one of the 6-year-old girls succumbed to her injuries.

Prosecutors said the defendant was convicted of injury to a child intentionally causing serious bodily injury in the child’s death.

On Oct. 27, 2020, the 911 caller told the dispatcher that the 6-year-old child, Arianna, was not breathing. First responders reportedly found the girl lying on the floor with a sheet draped over her body. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Read the full story here ▶