TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A Taiwanese woman jailed in the death of her 4-year-old daughter after she sent an online message asking how to dispose of the body has lost the final appeal of her eight-year prison sentence.
Taiwan’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision against Lee Yu-chan, who was found guilty of failing to stop a relative from killing her daughter after months of systematic abuse.
The court says Lee took her daughter to stay at the Taipei home of a cousin in 2009 and witnessed her frequent beatings of the girl. The girl died when she was placed in a tiny closet after suffering serious trauma to her neck and spine.
Lee went online and asked how to dispose of the body of a 4-year-old girl. A morgue worker saw the posting and reported it to police.
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