Family battles over surviving siblings of starved child

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - The Gwinnett County parents charged with starving their 10-year-old daughter to death returned to court Wednesday.
 

The body of Emani Moss was found burned in a trash can last November.
 
There has been a family battle for custody of the couple's two other children ever since. Those children have been in the custody of Division of Family and Children Services.
 
Both grandmothers wanted custody of the children. The judge ruled weeks ago that neither one should get them. He said the maternal grandmother turned a blind eye to Emani's longstanding abuse.

In court that grandmother, Pearlie Bashir, asked the judge to reconsider.
 
"It was stated I turned a blind eye. I just disagree with that. I know I would be a good placement for the children and that if it's not with me, at least place them with the family and not an outside adoption,” Bashir said.
 
The other grandmother told the judge she accepted his decision but, referring to the other grandmother, added, "I do not want them with her.”
 
Emani Moss’ parents could face the death penalty. Their trial could be at least two years away.



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