PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are new details in the gruesome case against a foster mom accused of killing a 4-year-old child. On Tuesday, a medical examiner took the stand in the case against Samilya Brown.
The examiner says the child, Zya Singleton, died of repeated and prolonged injuries.READ MORE: Phanatic's Hot Dog Launcher, Enormous Bryce Harper Banner Among Items Up For Grabs In Phillies Phantastic Auction
The toddler’s brain was so swollen it cracked her skull.READ MORE: Tambayan Connecting With Customers At Reading Terminal Market Through Authentic Filipino Cuisine
Detectives say during the course of the case, they uncovered the little girl had been burned, beaten and abused at the hands of her foster mom for most of her life.MORE NEWS: Free Toll Friday Returns For 1 Hour At Atlantic City Expressway's Egg Harbor Toll Plaza Friday
Singleton’s biological mother attended Tuesday’s proceedings.