A Sacramento woman who tortured her incarcerated fiance’s 12-year-old daughter with staples, hot irons and electrical cords was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Duewa Abeana Lee, 37, was convicted in July of torture and other felony counts related to a period of abuse in 2011 that ended when the victim asked a stranger at the Department of Motor Vehicles for help.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Cheryl Chun Meegan said during the sentencing hearing that “there are no words, really” to describe what she called “horrific, unspeakable abuse” and the “relentless cruelty” the girl suffered, the Sacramento Bee reported.
In addition to being whipped with electrical cords, burned with an iron and stapled in the ear, the girl — now 14 — was thrown down the stairs and kicked in the stomach. Because of the abuse, the girl suffered life-threatening injuries and now has to deal with some permanent disfigurement, Fox 40 reported.
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