CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –Sierra Day and Deonte Lewis appeared in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Thursday morning to face charges related to 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett’s murder.
Day, who is Aniya’s mother, and her boyfriend both pleaded not guilty to:
- Aggravated murder
- Felonious assault
- Permitting child abuse
- Endangering children
- Tampering with evidence
“The abuse suffered by this child is among the worst we have seen,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “We intend to seek justice for Aniya.”
Aniya was found by Euclid paramedics and police on March 11 after Day called 911 to report her child has stopped breathing. She was taken to Euclid Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to the court records, Aniya was malnourished, had bruises to her face, and burns on her body. She was also allegedly tortured and restrained for periods of time.
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