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.READ MORE: Police: 4 Teens Were In Stolen SUV That Crashed And Caught Fire During Chase On Highway In Alpine, New Jersey
Prosecutors said the indictment late Monday added charges of murder and manslaughter.READ MORE: New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning Takes Flight
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.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Woman Beaten, Walker Stolen In Harlem
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