Grandmother convicted of manslaughter in girl's starvation

A jury has found a Brooklyn grandmother guilty of manslaughter in her 4-year-old granddaughter's death. Loretta Brett was charged in the 2010 starvation and beating

BROOKLYN - A jury has found a Brooklyn grandmother guilty of manslaughter in her 4-year-old granddaughter's death. Loretta Brett was charged in the 2010 starvation and beating death of 4-year-old Marchella Pierce. The child's mother, Carlotta Brett-Pierce, was convicted of murder earlier this week and is awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors alleged that Brett knew about the abuse, but did nothing to stop it. Bed-Stuy mother convicted in starvation death of 4-year-oldTrial begins for family in starvation death of 4-year-old Death of BK girl, 4, prompts grand jury review

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