Girl testifies stepfather’s punishment made her fear she would die

This combination of photos released by the Delaware State Police shows Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse, 48, left, and his wife, Pauline Morse, 40.
This combination of photos released by the Delaware State Police shows Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse, 48, left, and his wife, Pauline Morse, 40.    AP Photo: Delaware State Police

Melvin Morse was arrested in 2012 after his stepdaughter, then 11, told authorities she had been waterboarded on four occasions.

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Mother, boyfriend arrested in her daughter’s death

Dead Girl-Mother Missing

Dead Girl-Mother Missing

These images provided by the Napa Police department shows Ryan Scott Warner, who was detained at a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train station along with Sara Krueger Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 in the city of El Cerrito, Calif.  The couple was wanted for questioning in the death of Krueger’s 3-year-old daughter.       Napa Police Department/AP Photo   

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Texas mom accused of killing 10-year-old son, leaving body in bathtub

Pallavi Dhawan. A 10-year-old boy was found dead in his Texas home, and believed to have been drowned. Mother has confessed to killing him.

Pallavi Dhawan, 38, was charged with killing her 10-year-old son, Arnav, at their suburban Dallas, Tex. home. The boy’s body was discovered on Wednesday.    Frisco Police Department

Pallavi Dhawan, 38, was charged with murdering her only son, Arnav, at their suburban Dallas, Tex., home. The boy’s body was found in a bathtub at the home on Wednesday.

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Girl who stabbed Dallas mom in head is ‘very sweet,’ brother says

This is the Dallas apartment complex where Toshia Edmonson was attacked by her  11-year-old daughter, police said. The girl’s older brother struggled  Friday to make sense of the stabbing spree, saying his sister “is a very sweet girl.”

This is the Dallas apartment complex where Toshia Edmonson stabbed by her 11-year-old daughter, police said. Her brother struggled Friday to make sense of the bloody spree, saying his sister is an ‘innocent girl.’ CBSDFW.COM

Jimmy McCullough says his 11-year-old sister is really ‘very sweet and innocent.’ He blames ‘evil spirit’ for violent attack on their mother.

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