Friday, September 3, 2010

Dead Child Found Tied To Her Crib

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.


Barrier Island Girl said...

Noooooooooooo!!! How can there be such evil people. That poor little child must have lived her whole short life never knowing what it was like to be loved or held.

Anonymous said...

These stories always make me wonder about the extended family. Where were the grandma's, the siblings, nieces and nephews who could have alerted someone? There was a similar case in Huntsville AL where a mentally ill mother starved two children to death over Christmas holidays a few years ago. Where was everyone?
Wes J.

Anonymous said...

I am continually shocked that anybody, let alone a parent, could be so cruel.