Georgia Woman Gets Death Penalty For Emani Moss Starvation Case
A Georgia woman who was found guilty of starving her stepdaughter has to face her fate. A jury sentenced 36-year-old Tiffany Moss to die by lethal injection after she was convicted for the death of 10-year-old Emani Moss.
NBC News reports that Tiffany is scheduled to be put to death between June 7 and 14, but that date is unlikely because of automatic case review and appeals.
The woman who was found guilty of murder, cruelty to children and concealing a murder remained calm as her sentence was read. She represented herself during the trial but never cross-examined witnesses and never offered a defense.
Prosecutors who pushed for the death penalty revealed details about Emani’s final hours and said Tiffany was nonchalant as the child wasted away, at one point casually cooking in the kitchen while the child starved.
“She died on Oct 29 alone in that bed, in her own filth and her own waste while her own brother ran around outside playing,” Gwinnett County Asst. District Attorney Lisa Jones said in closing arguments Monday morning.
“While this defendant sat watching TV and cooking lasagna, Emani died alone in a room while all that life was going on around her,” Jones said.
“Emani Moss lived with the evils of this world,” Jones added. “That child was nothing to her.”
Authorities found Emani’s burned body in a steel trash can and an autopsy found that she weighed only 32 pounds.
The girl’s father Eman Moss initially told authorities that his daughter died after consuming chemicals and so they tried to “cremate” her body. Later he told the real truth, that he came home and found his daughter not breathing, so he attempted CPR but did not call 911.
He claims Tiffany then told him to just burn the girl’s body and while he initially objected, he did it anyway. When he was asked why he didn’t call for help, he told prosecutors; “I’m not God.”
He’s currently serving a life sentence.
We’re praying for those still grieving little Emani, we hope this justice helps.