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: Delta Variant Intensifies Urgency To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Health Experts Say
Prosecutors said the indictment late Monday added charges of murder and manslaughter.READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
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: See It: NYPD Says Teenager Targeted For His Shoes By 2 Suspects Inside Bronx Bodega
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