November 20, 2010
Macomb County, Michigan
Lily Furneaux-Wolfenbarger (2, pictured) is beaten to death by her stepmother for spiking her pants
Lily’s parents shared custody of the toddler and she was in the care of her stepmother, Renee King, the day she was killed. Allegedly, King became upset with Lily after the 2-year-old threw a tantrum and soiled her pants. King beat her stepdaughter’s head against the floor resulting in 20 injuries to her, consistent with car injuries. She also allegedly used an unidentified object to penetrate the toddler’s genitals resulting in injuries “comparable to what a woman would experience giving birth.”
King was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison.