Mother of Battered NYC Girl Who Died Is on Trial - NBC New York

    Mother of Battered NYC Girl Who Died Is on Trial

    Marchella Pierce, 4, was found dead tied to a bed last year, and weighed 18 pounds, nearly half the weight of an average 4-year-old. Now Pierce's mother is on trial. Melissa Russo reports. (Published Monday, Apr 16, 2012) Marchella Pierce, 4, was found dead tied to a bed last year, and weighed 18 pounds, nearly half the weight of an average 4-year-old. See More