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Woman Convicted Of Killing Stepdaughter After Young Girl’s Intestine Tore From Abuse

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Woman Convicted Of Killing Stepdaughter After Young Girl’s Intestine Tore From Abuse

Woman Convicted Of Killing Stepdaughter After Young Girl’s Intestine Tore From Abuse

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Cynthia Baker was found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Rica Rountree, whom she kicked so  hard in the stomach that her intestines ripped.

Back in Jan. 26, Rica was transported to the hospital after becoming unresponsive. She has been suffering from stomach pains for several days.

WGLT reports that hospital staff discovered a huge bruise on her stomach. She was taken into surgery for internal injuries but died during the operation after the found tears in her intestines.

Police also found cell phone videos of Baker abusing Rica and making her strip naked. She hit the child numerous times and even dragged her. An autopsy found over 67 marks on Rica.

Rica’s official cause of death was ruled as peritonitis from intestinal perforation following blunt force trauma. Baker’s 7-year-old daughter even testified that her mom kicked Rica twice in the stomach.

Baker will most likely face life in prison. Her sentencing has been set for January 31st.

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