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GUILTY TX - Leiliana Wright, 4, beaten to death, Grand Prairie, 13 March 2016

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    Monday, August 6th:
    *Status Hearing (@ 9am CT) - TX - Leiliana Rose Wright (4) (March 13, 2016) (beaten to death for drinking bro’s juice) – Charles Wayne Phifer (34) (BF) indicted (8/16/17) with 2 counts of capital murder and 1 count felony injury of a child; held on $1M bond; plead not guilty.
    Status hearing on 6/15 to set trial date, which was delayed; none was set. Status hearing today re awaiting DNA results.
    8/3/18 Update: Still awaiting DNA results, hearing continued to 8/6/18.
    Jeri Renee Quezada (30), "Mom" plead guilty (7/6/16) to 1 count of felony injury of a child as part of plea bargain & will testify at BF’s trial and be sentenced to 50 years after trial.
     
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    Thursday, August 9th:
    *Status Hearing (@ 8am CT) - TX - Leiliana Rose Wright (4) (March 13, 2016) (beaten to death for drinking bro’s juice) – Charles Wayne Phifer (34) (BF) indicted (8/16/17) with 2 counts of capital murder and 1 count felony injury of a child; held on $1M bond; plead not guilty. Status hearing on 6/15 to set trial date, which was delayed; none was set. Status hearing today re awaiting DNA results.
    8/3/18 Update: Still awaiting DNA results, hearing continued to 8/6.

    8/6/18 Update: Still awaiting DNA results, hearing continued to 8/9.
    Jeri Renee Quezada (30), "Mom" plead guilty (7/6/16) to 1 count of felony injury of a child as part of plea bargain & will testify at BF’s trial and be sentenced to 50 years after trial.



     
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    Tuesday, Oct. 9th:
    *Status Hearing (@ 8am CT) - TX - Leiliana Rose Wright (4) (March 13, 2016) (beaten to death for drinking bro’s juice) – *Charles Wayne Phifer (34) (BF) indicted (8/16/17) with 2 counts of capital murder and 1 count felony injury of a child; held on $1M bond; plead not guilty.
    8/3/18: Still awaiting DNA results, same of 8/6 & 8/9.
    8/9/18 Update: Still awaiting DNA results, hearing continued to 10/9 & set trial date.
    *Jeri Renee Quezada (30), "Mom" plead guilty (7/6/16) to 1 count of felony injury of a child as part of plea bargain & will testify at BF’s trial and be sentenced to 50 years after trial.
     
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    Boyfriend's trial has started today

    Man on trial for 4-year-old Grand Prairie girl's beating death

    Warning: Some may find the details in this story disturbing.*

    The trial began Wednesday for a North Texas man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend’s daughter to death two years ago.

    Leiliana was tied in a closet, beaten with a belt and bamboo stick and thrown against a wall. An autopsy also revealed she had been sexually abused, court documents state. At the time, Phifer and her mother were allegedly high on heroin.

    [her mother, Jeri Quezada, pled guilty and was sentenced 50 years. She agreed to give truthful testimony in this trial for the boyfriend.
    she appeared in jail jumpsuit and handcuffs while testifying Wednesday.]

    Quezada then explained what happened in the hours before the girl’s death on March 13, 2016.

    [I just wanted to cry while reading this]

    With video of part of mother's testimony Man on trial for 4-year-old Grand Prairie girl's beating death
     
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    Grand Prairie 4-year-old spent final day beaten and bound in a closet, her mother testifies at boyfriend's murder trial | Courts | Dallas News

    Several jurors put their heads in their hands and cried while Quezada described what she saw Phifer do to her daughter on March 12, 2016.

    An operator tried to walk him [Phifer] through performing CPR, but Phifer kept talking and didn't sound as if he was trying to help the girl.

    Andrew Grondin, a Grand Prairie firefighter who tried to save Leiliana, choked back tears on the witness stand while recalling the night he and other paramedics found the girl.

    If convicted, Phifer will receive an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole.
     
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    From Wednesday's court/trial with mother and officer's testimonies

     
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    Thursday, Oct. 11th:
    *Trial Continues (Day 3) (@ 8am CT) - TX - Leiliana Rose Wright (4) (March 13, 2016) (beaten to death for drinking bro’s juice) – *Charles Wayne Phifer (34) (BF) indicted (8/16/17) with 2 counts of capital murder and 1 count felony injury of a child; held on $1M bond; plead not guilty.
    8/3/18: Still awaiting DNA results, same of 8/6 & 8/9.
    8/9/18 Update: Still awaiting DNA results, hearing continued to 10/9 & set trial date.
    10/9/18 Update Day 1: Trial started today. Opening statements. Witnesses: Andrew Grondin, EMT. Jeri Quezada. Trial continues on 10/10.
    10/10/18 Update Day 2: No info yet. Trial continues to 10/11.
     
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    I can relate to knowing how that feels.. God bless Bio Dad and Paternal parents x
     
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    Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]
    Heartbreaking, god bless you Leiliana x
     
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    Same happened to Zarah,her father kept her from her Bio Mum,and step monster killed her :(
     
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    They need to change the Law,Bio Mums get custody "only" if she's better parent,in this case she definitely was not...poor child should have been left with her Paternal Grandparents x
     
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    Thank you for being here for Leiliana, all of you. This one has really held me since I first read about her and followed her grandparents through this time. :(

    The mother is back on the stand today, describing the torture of her daughter.
    Quezada showed little emotion on the stand as she admitted to taking her anger out on her children.
    Mother Of 4-Year-Old North Texas Girl Beaten To Death Takes Stand


    Updated summary of Wednesday trial coverage
    Grand Prairie 4-year-old spent final day beaten and bound in a closet, her mother testifies at boyfriend's murder trial | Courts | Dallas News
     
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    A few twitter updates throughout the trial, grandma was on the stand today; a doctor became emotional describing how the little girl was already dead on arriving at the hospial but they tried to save her anyway.

    Search Twitter - Leiliana Wright
     
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