Michigan parents sentenced up to 40 years in prison for daughter's potty training death

Mail Online | 9/5/2018 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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The Michigan parents who killed their three-year-old daughter while potty training her and then buried her body will face up to 40 years in prison.

Erika Finley, 29, and Khairy Simon, 27, murdered their daughter Kimora, stuffed her body in a backpack, and buried her beside railroad tracks near their home in Flint.

Finley - Years - Prison - Kimora - Death

Finley was sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison for Kimora's 2015 death. She was also sentenced five to 10 years in prison for second-degree child abuse, which will run concurrent to the murder sentence.

Simon was sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison. He received a lighter sentence because he tried to help authorities locate Kimora's body.

Girl - Remains - Police - Animals

The young girl's remains were never found. Police believe they may have been taken by animals.

Simon revealed in June that Finley repeatedly punched Kimora and hit her with an extension cord while they were trying to potty train her.

Finley - Time - Point

He said he tried to stop Finley, but that she was 'much bigger' than him and 'at the time, she felt like she had to get her point across'.

Simon told the judge that Finley put Kimora's body in a garbage bag before stuffing it into a backpack. He then buried his daughter by their home.

Authorities - Finley - Simon - Kimora

Authorities have said they believe both Finley and Simon killed Kimora together.

Genesee Circuit Judge Geoffrey L Neithercut did not hold back as he delivered the sentences on Wednesday, calling the parents 'selfish'.

Finley - Stain - Soul - Courtroom

'Ms Finley, you have a stain on your soul,' he said in the courtroom.

'The heinous act that you did causes every mother in this community to wonder why. Every parent in this community is appalled.'

Finley - Contest - Charges - Murder - Child

Finley previously pleaded no contest to charges including second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse in the presence of another child, tampering with evidence, lying to a police...
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