NY Prosecutors: Mom Of Dead Girl, 4, Beat Her

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old girl found dead in her home beat the girl with a belt and box, prosecutors charged Saturday at the woman’s arraignment in Brooklyn.

Prosecutor Tracey Downing said Carlotta Brett-Pierce struck her daughter to punish her because the girl would “get up and eat from the fridge and make a mess,” the New York Post reported.

Brett-Pierce, 30, was arraigned on charges including assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She did not speak during the proceeding and bail was set at $300,000. There was no phone number listed under her name.

Police have said they made the arrest based on the condition of Marchella’s body. She appeared severely underweight, and marks on her ankles led investigators to believe she had been tied to her small bed in the corner of the mother’s room.

At the arraignment, Downing said investigators recovered a “video box with blood on it” from the home.

The girl, born with undersized lungs, had serious trouble breathing and had a breathing tube placed in her throat. She was found Thursday morning on her mother’s bed.

Police say Brett-Pierce called 911 around 7:30 a.m. after checking on her daughter and finding her cold and unconscious. She tried to resuscitate Marchella, but was not successful.

Two boys at the Brooklyn apartment, ages 5 and 9 months, appeared healthy. They’ve been placed in foster care.

Before the arrest was announced, the girl’s father, who did not live at the home, told NY1 he didn’t believe the mother would ever harm Marchella.

“I don’t think she hurt her kids or anything like that,” Tyrone Pierce told reporters. “I’ve been with her for a while. I’ve never seen her physically harm her kids or anything like that … that’s ludicrous.”

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. goldie65 says:

    hang her ass

  2. Brian says:

    Boy do I wish we had more liberal use of the death penalty.

  3. XYZ says:

    TOO MANY IDIOTS ARE HAVING KIDS, ITS A GOODDAM FACT, AND NOONE’S GONNA DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. BRING BACK THE DEATH PUNISHMENT AND EUGENICS, THEY ARE MORE THAN NECESSARY.X

  4. mggie says:

    WAKE UP OGA I AM AFRICAN IF YOU STILL LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE YOU FEEL SOME WHITE GREEN BLUE OR YELLOW AMERICAN CONTROL YOUR NAGATIVE ACTS THEN YOU NEED TO COME BACK HOME TO AFRICA

  5. EFEOMO says:

    SHE IS DEMON POSSESSED IF NOT HOW COULD SHE DO SUCH TO SHE CHILD. SHE NEEDS DELIVERANCE. THANK GOD THE CHILD IS WITH HER MAKER WHERE THE IS PEACE AND ABUNDANCE

  6. dayvd says:

    and black youth dont watch the media, unless it has pictures and course words

  7. david says:

    of course the loser dad will say ive been with her for a while, like most black losers in the city.im black too dammit but if he was so good a dad where the fork was he>? i know knocking her up as i see she had a 9 month old as well, then bouncing to “make his money” probably on the corner..i mean look at her pic onfacebook..she thinks she looks good, wearing nothing but knock offs while tax payers are paying for her habits and the poor child is suffering at home for making a mess in a kitchen? smfh

  8. Dolly says:

    Evidently, she preferred the boys to the girl. She didn’t like herself so she took it out on the girl. She looks like a devil from hell. Its good the poor child died, now she can’t beat her anymore and withhold food. Karma is a bytch!!!

    1. ny2ga says:

      I agree 100%. This happens way too many times. Mothers jealous of their daughters or angry at child because of their father. On her myspace page she says “proud parent”…wow! It saddens me to think of the pain and torture that this little girl endured during her short life. Thankfully, her suffering is over…may her soul rest in peace.

  9. Kingsley says:

    Americans are to take responsibilities for the crimes of African Americans, for centuries of abuse, many have distorted psychic. The media has put a great pressure on blacks by distorting information about blacks all over the world, blacks outside America manage their anger. Young blacks growing up struggle with the media distorting information about blacks, from generation to generation the stories keep on changing, in the 19 century blacks were cannibals, in the 20 century human sacrifice and buying selling wives, disease stricken, nothing proven. We are tired of all these, no wonder Al Qaida’s organization is gaining grounds. The 4 year old child that died, whites have a direct responsibility, they have a hand in distorting this couple’s life, this couple is not capable of knowing right from wrong, any psychiatrist will confirm it. Go back to 1930’s Mississippi, about the flood and why Afro-Americans are Democrats.

    1. lex says:

      LMFAO, you are a moron. you gotta be the dumbest person on any plane of existence to think this poor girls death comes from “centuries of abuse” and “distorted phychic” from the white man, since im assuming thats what you are aiming at you. Need to stop blaming the white man for YOUR troubles. that has been milked to its core and its simply pathetic. Black youth dont care about the media and not all of them watch the news. Your comments are just pathetic.

    2. KTWM says:

      Ludicrisp!

  10. tariq says:

    If she did,its really unfortunate.I feel sorry for the small kid.

  11. Gary says:

    Single Parenthood!, maybe we need to look at this a little closer, too many young children are losing there lives , just because the parent put their needs in front of the child !!

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