Couple Arrested for the Beating Death of a Three-Year-Old
Chandler Police arrested two people in connection with the beating death of a 3-year-old child Monday.
Police say that the child's mother, 26-year-old Susan Witbracht, and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Dauntorian Sanders, beat the toddler with a belt until she was covered in bruises and had stopped breathing.
"Speaking to the investigators, they've indicated that this is by far one of the worst ones they've seen," says Chandler Police Officer Frank Mendoza.
Mendoza calls the scene horrific, and says that when police and fire units got to the scene, the child was not breathing.
After many efforts by police, the fire department, and paramedics, the toddler died.
Wilbracht and Saunders were both arrested and charged with first-degree murder, and child abuse.
Now we play the waiting game to see which one of these monsters rolls over on the other to avoid the death penalty.
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