Wednesday 21 August 2019

Killer stepmother is sentenced to death in US for starving child to death

 

Tiffany Moss was found guilty of all counts, including murder, cruelty to children and trying to conceal 10-year-old Emani Moss’s body by burning it in a bin. Stock Picture
Tiffany Moss was found guilty of all counts, including murder, cruelty to children and trying to conceal 10-year-old Emani Moss’s body by burning it in a bin. Stock Picture

Donna Gray

A woman has been sentenced to death by lethal injection in Georgia for starving her stepdaughter to death.

Tiffany Moss was found guilty of all counts, including murder, cruelty to children and trying to conceal 10-year-old Emani Moss's body by burning it in a bin.

Moss (36) showed no emotion as the jury handed down Georgia's first death sentence in five years.

During the trial, the court was told how the burned body of the girl was found in a bin outside an apartment complex in Lawrenceville, near Atlanta, in 2013.

The girl's father, Eman Moss, who was convicted for his role in the death in 2015 and is serving a life sentence, called police in the immediate aftermath to say he was suicidal and there was a dead body with him.

He claimed his daughter died after drinking a chemical solution.

At Tiffany Moss's trial, jurors were told the girl had been denied food and was likely to have starved to death over two weeks.

She weighed just 14kg when her body was found.

Lawyers assigned to Moss suggested they would appeal against the sentence.

If Moss is executed, she will become only the third woman put to death in the state's history.

Irish Independent

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