Murder Charges For Mom In Gaunt NYC Girl’s Death

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of an emaciated 4-year-old girl who weighed less than 18 pounds has been indicted on charges of murder in the Brooklyn girl’s death.

Carlotta Brett-Pierce had already been jailed on charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.

Prosecutors said the indictment late Monday added charges of murder and manslaughter.

The city medical examiner’s office has said that Marchella Pierce died September 2 of child abuse syndrome, including acute drug poisoning, blunt impact injuries, malnutrition and dehydration.

Brett-Pierce could face up to 25 years to life in prison. The lawyer who represented her previously did not return a call seeking comment.

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  1. Kristen says:

    I can only pray that this child has now found the love and comfort in heaven that she did not get here on earth! How a person can do this to ANYONE is something that we will never understand – but we have to continue to have hope and pray that things like this will not contue happening. If the budget would be increased then the workers would be better trained – we could employ more of them and cases would not go without notice! I just took in a 3 year old girl – born addicted – already removed twice – and the mother is is a 12 month in house program. Instead of talking about it – everyone should DO SOMETHING about it and one step at a time things can get better!

  2. LOVING MOTHER says:

    I believe Brooklyn’s ACS is in dire need of an overall internal investigation.
    Several children who happen to of been under the watchful eye of them have died. I personally believe they spend more time investigating “false claims” oppose to the children who really need them the most. Someone has to step up and say enough is enough. LET’S PREVENT THESE HELPLESS, NEGLECTED CHILDREN FROM BEING KILLED AT THE HANDS OF THEIR MOTHERS AND/OR “BOYFRIENDS”

  3. jtorres says:

    I siply cannot understand this kind of crime. Where do you get the rage, hate and lack of conscience to attack and kill a baby? Particularly your own flesh and blood. Maybe now that she is in jail no other child will be in danger around her. it’s just too bad it took the death of this child for it to happen. Where were the city agencies that are supposed to stop or avoid this kind of thing? They couldn’t save Eliza Izquierdo, they couldn’t save Nixmary Brown and now they couldn’t save this poor little girl. Something must be done to protect the most innocent victims of this kind of crime

  4. 666 Hater says:

    @ Dan Te…All Jokes aside, a child who did not ask to be in this world was tortured to her death. Apparently at the ripe age you are your mother was sympathetic and chose not to resort to late term abortion with you. You have awaken from a drunken stupor, come back to reality. If there is one, in your satanic world. Have A Good Day.

  5. DanTe says:

    Stop demonizing the poor woman already. She knows her spawns are going to be just like her. She’s just doing a late abortion and removing a costly burden on society. A mother should be able to abort her spawns (aged 0 to 52+ and still living in the basement) anytime she wants and cleanse her infestation from the gene pool.

  6. MRS I UNDERSTAND says:

    THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF BABIES HAVING BABIES. THIS YOUNG GIRL (MEANING THE MOTHER) WAS NEGLECTED BY HER OWN “DRUG-ADDICTED” MOTHER AND AS A RESULT SHE ABUSED DRUGS AS WELL AND TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE USAGE OF BIRTH CONTROL. SHE, HER FRAMILY, AND NEIGHBORS SHOULD ALL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. THEY ALL STOOD BY AND WATCHED THIS CHILD SLOWLY DETERIORATE. IT TAKES A VILLAGE.

  7. ros says:

    she should be put in jail with the rough prisoners and let them take care of her for a long time….then kill her

  8. KATHY says:

    She should be shot, or tortured just like she did to her daughter…if you can’t handle them, there’s always adoptive parents who would love that child. This just makes me sick…..

  9. cher says:

    Gee people have to have a license for anything else i this world. Maybe people need a license to have children too.

    1. vicky says:

      Absolutely correct!
      Government must do something most effective in protecting the rights of the children.

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