Trial begins for family in starvation death of 4-year-old

Opening statements began today in the trial of a mother and a grandmother accused of starving a 4-year-old girl to death in Brooklyn. Carlotta Brett-Pierce

BROOKLYN - Opening statements began today in the trial of a mother and a grandmother accused of starving a 4-year-old girl to death in Brooklyn.

Carlotta Brett-Pierce and her mother, Loretta Brett, are charged in the death of Marchella Pierce. Brett-Pierce faces murder charges, while her mother is charged with manslaughter.

According to prosecutors, Marchella weighed just 18 pounds when she was found dead in Bed-Stuy back in 2010. Prosecutors say the girl was beaten, bound, drugged, dehydrated and starved.

City spent $11 million on provider for dead girl Death of BK girl, 4, prompts grand jury review DA opens criminal probe in death of 4-year-old

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
2 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
The incident occurred at the corner of Caton 3 Woman fatally struck by tractor-trailer on Caton Ave.
A look at the highlights of the 2017 4 Highlights from the 2017 People's Choice Awards
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they like 5 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE