Prosecutors to seek death penalty for parents who starved 10-year-old girl

The parents of 10-year-old Emani Moss starved her to death before burning her body, and deserve to die, prosecutors say.

“The facts of this case constitute torture of the victim, and therefore deserves the death penalty,” Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, who is seeking a death sentence for Emani’s father and stepmother, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution exclusively Thursday.

Emani weighed only 32 pounds when her charred and emaciated body was found in November in a trash canister outside the Gwinnett apartment where she lived with her father, Eman Moss, and her stepmother, Tiffany Moss.

It was a tragic climax to a pattern of abuse that court records show the state’s child welfare agency had overlooked.

This is the first time that Porter has asked for capital punishment for a married couple.

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