The Child Abuse Case That shocked the world
The Child Abuse Case That Shocked NYC
They were enduring symbols of an emaciated girl's horrific demise: The rope used to tether her to a chair. The cat-litter box she used as a toilet. The bathtub used to dunk her under cold water.
Two years after the fatal beating of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown, the snapshots from her personal hell were expected to figure prominently in the upcoming murder trial of her stepfather.
Jury selection in the case - which shocked the city, hastened child welfare reforms and made the name "Nixzmary" synonymous with child abuse - was to continue on Tuesday in Brooklyn, with opening statements later in the week.