There are some stories that put a lump in your throat and tears in your eyes. When police found little four-year-old Marchella Pierce, she appeared to be tied to her crib with a jump rope and weighed only 15 pounds. That's what a typical 3-month-old child would weigh.
ABC News reports:
Police say Pierce was so emaciated that her bones were sticking out. They also said she had trauma to her arms, ankles and wrists.
They say the child's mother, Carlola Pierce, waited three hours before she called 911 for her unresponsive daughter.