GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A couple accused of starving a 10-year-old girl to death remain in jail as testimony continued in court Friday.
Tiffany and Eman Moss are accused of starving 10-year-old Emani Moss to death.
Robin Moss sat through every minute of testimony in juvenile court hearings, even as crime scene photos were shown of her granddaughter.
“You’ve got to sit here and relive the baby's death over and over and over and over,” she said.
She told Channel 2's Tony Thomas in 2013 that she had fought for custody of her granddaughter.
Emani Moss weighed just 32 pounds when her body was discovered in November 2013. Doctors said she was starved to death. Authorities said her body was stuffed in a trash can and set on fire.
Her father and stepmother both face a possible death penalty sentence in the case.
During testimony, an investigator described how Emani Moss was pointing the finger at his wife.
"He was fairly consistent in the interview in trying to blame Tiffany," a detective said.
Eman Moss reportedly said it was Tiffany's plan to burn the girl’s body and then report her as a runaway.
The case has led to big changes and firings in the state welfare system.
Defense attorney Wesley Person said he believes it is because of that pressure that the state is pushing to terminate his client’s rights. He wants a decision delayed until after any trial.
“What would I like to hear? That they are sorry, and that they are sorry for the act, and not sit there smug like it's funny,” Robin Moss said.
A judge said he will make a ruling in writing in the coming days. The couple are in a custody battle over their two other children.
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