Brenda Emile and Miller Costello were arrested in July 2017 for the death of their 3-year-old child, Angelina Costello. The parents from Utah are currently being tried in court for the purportedly brutal way they treated their own kid.
Based on court documents, the police were called to the home of the Costellos located in Ogden, Utah. When they arrived, the authorities were horrified to see the child's lifeless body on the floor of an empty room. Brenda Emile and Miller could face the death penalty if proven guilty of aggravated murder, the Daily News reported.
Angelina was wrapped in a blanket, and when one of the officers approached her gaunt body, she was so shocked that she suddenly found herself backing up against a wall.
According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Sitka Hrabal, an Ogden police officer, testified on Feb. 9 that she could not believe that the girl was 3-years-old. In court, she described Angelina Costello's body when she first saw it.
"I was told she was 3. She looked like a Holocaust victim."
It was believed that the parents also attempted to conceal the 3-year-old's injuries by applying makeup on her body.
"Officers on scene immediately recognized the child victim had bruising, contusions, lacerations, burns, open sores and abrasions all over her face, hands, legs, head and neck," the court papers read.