KNBC in Los Angeles reports that an Anaheim family has been found guilty of torturing a 15-year-old girl who was left in their care during a six-month period from January to June in 2018.
The family members include the 41-year-old father of the victim, Louis Hill, stepmother, 42-year-old Yulonda Parker, step-grandmother, 59-year-old Shalonda Hill, and a 61-year-old friend of the family, Delores Porter, also known as “Auntie.”
All four were convicted in an Orange County Superior Court in a non-jury trial. Judge Gregg Pickett presided over the trial.
Court documents indicate that the teen victim suffered numerous injuries, including ligature marks on her arms, chipped teeth, a broken nose. Kimberly Eads, the spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Kimberly Edds, said in a statement that the teen was often tied to a walker and suffered from injuries that required her to be hospitalized.
The victim was tortured with various items, including a baseball bat, a pair of scissors, and a knife. Anaheim Police Department investigators say they found that the teen was also tortured with furniture, a hammer, pins, and an awl.
During a hospital visit to UCLA Medical Center on June 15, 2018, the 15-year-old told doctors about her injuries.
Each of the defendants face one felony count for each incident each of torture, child abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon, as well as a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. Louis Hill faces a sentence of between 11 years and life imprisonment. Parker faces 16 years to life in prison. Shalonda Hill faces a sentence of five years to life in prison. Porter faces six years in prison on a conviction of felony child abuse.
Sentencing in the case is expected to commence in Orange County Superior Court on December 1.