Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty. A woman handed over to her 10-year-old cousin who suffocated in 2011 was locked in a plastic box and left to die as punishment. In Tuesday’s ruling, the justices rejected Samantha Allen’s claim that prosecutors wrongly suggested she was the person who killed Amy Deal and Allen’s husband so that the child would be fully punished and responsible.
Aimee was ordered to go in the box for stealing an ice cream cone, Allen and her husband John Allen went to bed and the next morning they discovered the child had died.
The court said that Samantha Allen not only failed to offer assistance to her dying relative, but also participated in the condemnation and that Amy killed her by not releasing him from the container.
Samantha Allen’s death sentence for Emme for the murder of her cousin on August 7, 2017 in Maricopa county superior court.
Emma Deal massacre: Family members of Samantha Allen told police of horrific abuse, defense claims.
The judges wrote: “Describing Samantha’s actions as merely being present or simply failing to render aid in a life-threatening situation misrepresents the facts.”
While the court upheld all of Allen’s convictions in Aim’s death, his two-year sentence for one of the four child abuse convictions was overturned when prosecutors argued they were too low. Aggravating factors He will be angry with one of the convicted child abuse who needs severe punishment.
The Supreme Court upheld John Allen’s conviction and death sentence two years ago.
Authorities said the 10-year-old’s death was a brutal end to a history of abuse some relatives faced at the home. Investigators say Ame was the dog is forced to eat dirt, aluminum cans were crushed without shoes and hot sauce was eaten.
After being thrown into a cold pool, he was kicked in the face, beaten with a wooden paddle and forcefully drowned. On other occasions, he was forcibly thrown into a plastic box. The box is less than 3 feet (91 cm) long, less than 1 foot (30 cm) wide and one foot (30 cm) deep. Amy was about 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and weighed about 60 pounds (27 kg).
According to the authorities, Ame was treated more harshly than other children at the home, and her family members called her a liar and a thief. Three other relatives, including an aunt who acted as Ami’s legal guardian, were sentenced to prison for abusing the woman.
Arizona child welfare officials said they had received no reports of abuse before her death. Police said child welfare reports from Utah, where the family lived before moving to Phoenix, list Aimee as an abused child.
Ame’s mother left the family several years ago after being abused by relatives and moved to Kansas without taking her daughter. David Deal, who was listed on M’s birth certificate as her father, served a 14-year sentence after pleading guilty to attempted child abuse. Amy’s legal guardian at the time of her death was her aunt, Cynthia Stoltzman, who is serving a 24-year prison sentence for child abuse. Emme’s grandmother Judith Deal was sentenced to 10 years in prison for child abuse.