Heartbreaking photos show how four-year-old girl was severely beaten before her death

Mail Online | 5/24/2019 | Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
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Gut-wrenching photos reveal the horrific abuse a four-year-old girl suffered before she was beaten to death.

Leiliana Wright, four, was severely beaten and 'strung up' by an array of belts in a closet in her Grand Prairie, Texas home as punishment when she died on March 2016. She died suffering blunt force injuries to her head and stomach.

Mother - Boyfriend - Charles - Wayne - Phifer

Her mother's boyfriend Charles Wayne Phifer, 36, is accused of beating her to death and if convicted will receive a life sentence in jail, without the possibility of parole.

Her state was so grisly, Grand Prairie police Sgt. Brad Makovy claimed 'it was the worst thing I've ever seen inflicted on a child' as he testified at Phifer's capital murder trial on Thursday.

Pictures - Child - Eye - Bruise - Cheek

Pictures show the child suffering a black eye, a bruise on her cheek near her jaw, and in some shocking photos she can barely open one of her eyes, puffy from the abuse.

An investigator who snapped photos of Leiliana's body said nurses and officers were crying outside of the child's hospital room 'because she was severely beaten'.

Testimony - Sergeant - Makovy - Child - Mother

In his testimony, Sergeant Makovy recalled how he interviewed the child's mother Jeri Quezada, 33, who was hesitant to talk and faces 50 years in jail for her part in young Leiliana's death.

On Wednesday Quezada testified against her former boyfriend.

Phifer - Leiliana - Closet - Way - Throat

Phifer allegedly tied Leiliana up in the closet in a way so that she couldn't sit down. He allegedly lifted her by the throat and threw her into the closet so forcefully it left an indentation. He allegedly did this because she refused to eat, according to NBCDFW.

Leiliana was reportedly sick and vomiting days prior to her death.

Quezada - Leiliana - Hands - Back - Wire

Quezada said that Leiliana's hands were tied behind her back with electrical wire and something was tied around her stomach when she was strung up in the...
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