A Gwinnett County stepmother who murdered her stepdaughter has been sentenced to death.
Tiffany Moss was convicted of starving 10-year-old Emani Moss and then trying to burn the girl’s emaciated body in a trash can.
Tony Thomas has followed this disturbing case from the beginning several years ago. Thomas said Moss had little reaction as she learned she was heading to death row.
Just like every time she was asked during the trial, Moss again refused to defend herself.
Moss will be the only woman currently on Georgia’s death row. Jurors found she tortured her stepdaughter and starved her to death. With the help of her husband Eman, Moss burned the little girl’s body in a trash can.
Moss, 36, acted as her own lawyer in the capital case. She offered no defense, calling no witnesses and offering no opening statement or closing argument.
Porter and Lisa Jones offered Moss plea deals in the past, but when it came to trial, they pushed for the ultimate sentence.
Appeals are automatic in any death penalty case, but the question remains if Moss will let anyone defend her.
The death penalty in Georgia is rare. There are 55 men on death row right now. Moss would become the third woman ever executed in Georgia.