An obese Florida woman has received a life sentence for crushing her young cousin to death.
Veronica Green Posey, 66, who weighed 320lbs, sat on Dericka Lindsay, 9, as a punishment.
Cruel Posey crushed her for a full five minutes causing massive internal injuries in the process.
A jury heard the schoolgirl died of suffocation following the awful 2017 incident.
Dericka Lindsay's adoptive parents were both also implicated in the horror child abuse case.
James Smith was previously sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in death.
Grace Smith still faces charges but is mentally and physically unfit to stand trial for her part on the crime.
The incident happened after Posey crushed her in an effort to get her cousin under control back in October 2017.
Prosecutors revealed the girl had suffered horrific beatings from Posey, as well as from her adoptive parents, James and Grace Smith before she died.
An autopsy confirmed that Posey forced the girl to bend over arm armchair and then sat on her back, crushing her chest.
Although the girl screamed cruel Posey continued to sit on her until she stopped moving.
Once Posey realized she was not breathing she called 911 – the girl was transported to Baptist Hospital but she was pronounced dead a short time later.
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