SACRAMENTO — A 14-year-old Northern California girl has told a jury that she was burned, brutalized and tortured by her father’s fiancee while he was in prison.
The Sacramento Bee says the girl testified Tuesday in the Sacramento trial of 37-year-old Duewa Lee, who’s charged with a dozen felony counts.
Her father, Wade Carter, was arrested for robbery two years ago and later sent to prison.
The girl, who was 12 at the time, told jurors that over several months Lee burned her with an iron and hot spatulas, threw her down stairs, refused to let her eat, smashed her head into a window and forced her to stand for hours with her arms and one leg raised.
Lee’s lawyer, Mike Nelson, told jurors that the father caused the injuries.