Two caregivers indicted on capital murder charges in death of 2-year-girl who was ‘constantly beaten, burned


Two caregivers form Texas have been charged with capital murder in the death of a two-year-old girl who was repeatedly beaten with a belt because she wet herself.

Toddler Aniyah Darnell died in Arlington in November 2018 after she suffered sustained abuse at the hands of Shamonica Jackson and Derick Roberson, police say.

Jackson, 34, who had been caring for the girl for several months, would allegedly beat and burn the toddler’s buttocks to teach her a lesson because she kept wetting her clothes.

She also refused to give the child water, would immerse her in hot water and opted for ‘home remedies’ instead of seeking medical treatment for the injuries.

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