Sammantha Allen’s defense attorney on Thursday tried to discredit earlier testimony by her mother by showing clips of young family members telling Phoenix police about horrific abuse that Ame Deal endured long before her death.
Attorney John Curry sought to counter Cynthia Stolzmann’s claim that she never told Allen it was OK to discipline Ame by locking her in a box and that only a few family members knew about the punishment method.
Stolzmann previously said only she, her mother and brother were involved with Ame’s discipline. However, after watching the clips, Stoltzmann admitted that every adult in her family was involved in abusing her.
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