This is so terrible…
4-year-old Marchella Pierce was so malnourished the day she died, she only had a single kernel of corn in her body.
Her 32-year-old mother Carlotta Brett Pierce and 57-year-old grandmother Loretta Brett are on trial for murder by starvation.
The poor girl had spent the first 3 1/2 years of her life in a hospital as she was born premature. Although Carlotta was given detailed instructions by her doctors on how to care for her daughter, who relied on feeding and breathing tubes, she instead ignored all instructions and fed her solid food such as chicken and hot dogs.
If Marchella was found trying to sneak food, Carlotta would tie her to the bed and give her high dosages of antihistamines, "keeping her asleep as she slowly starved to death," according to the prosecutor.
At the time of her death in September 2010, her body was found "beaten, bound, drugged, dehydrated, starved."
Carlotta's lawyer Alan Stutman admitted that she was "ignorant, stupid, and neglectful," but "she thought she was doing the right thing."
Meanwhile, Carlotta's mother is also being tried for manslaughter as she shared a room with Marchella and just stood by and watched as her granddaughter slowly died.
This is absolutely disgusting. No matter what her lawyer says, this woman should not be allowed to be given any kind of mercy whatsoever.
What she did to her daughter is deplorable and she should be punished severely.
It just makes us sick thinking about this.
RIP Marchella. Hopefully you are in a better place now.