Judge fulfills sentencing deal with stepmom, calls her 'evil' for taking pleasure in beatings

  • by: JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 9:30 PM

HONOLULU — An "evil" stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence for the murder of the child.

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