ATLANTA (AP) - A Gwinnett County police detective says a 10-year-old girl weighed just 32 pounds when her burned body was found last week in a trash bin.
Sources report that Detective Collin Flynn testified Friday at a probable cause hearing for the father and stepmother of Emani Moss. The two have been charged with murder, concealing a body and child cruelty.
Earlier, the newspaper reported that Georgia's child protection agency had dismissed a report that Emani Moss had been beaten with a belt. The newspaper says the Division of Family and Children Services did not send caseworkers to interview the girl, examine her injuries or question her parents.
Agency officials concluded the beatings were corporal punishment and ended the case despite four prior maltreatment investigations involving the child.