Court Appearance For Accused Child Killer

New Baltimore (WWJ) – A New Haven woman appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, accused of sexually assaulting and murdering her 2-year-old step-daughter last November.

Nearly 100 child abuse advocates were in the courtroom to watch proceedings.

Lauren Furneaux, the mother of the victim, testified how she brought the little girl to her father November 20th. That’s the last time she saw her daughter alive.

Renee Marie King is accused of killing Lilly Furneaux-Wolfenbarger a short time later that day.

King, 29, wiped away tears as she heard testimony from Macomb County Medical Examiner Daniel Spitz.

He testified that Lilly suffered at least 20 areas of impact on her head and vaginal tearing. He ruled the death a homicide.

King’s defense attorney, however, suggested that the injuries could have come in a fall.

Lynette Furneaux, Lilly’s grandmother, says this has been an ordeal for the whole family.

“It’s very heart wrenching. To hear things, it’s extremely hard. And to go through this, and I know it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better,” said Lynette.

Chico Furneaux, Lilly’s grandfather, says the family is still grieving.

“It’s tough because she doesn’t know how to fix it. You know dads are supposed to be able to fix it, and what do I do? She’s the perfect mom, she did everything with her,” said Chico.

The preliminary hearing continues Thursday.

Comments

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  1. HooDatIS? says:

    I AM SITTING HERE IN TEARS I HAVE A 20MONTH OLD NEICE , SUCH AN ANGEL SO PRECIOUS AND ID FLIP U UP IF U CAME NEAR HER U ANIMAL
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/blastmode-deadbeat-dads-the-wheres-my-check-check-in/

  2. Jodi Prince says:

    I pray to God for the murderer of that precious child to be punished to the maximum extent of the law! I cannot imagine how someone could do that to an innocent gift from God Almighty! I pray for her family to have healing. I know they shall never ever forget. How could they? It wasn’t my family and I will never ever forget. You don’t even have to have children to feel real pain for what these people have been forced to endure, I have 3 and this kills me inside.

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