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Father, stepmother and two others are convicted of torturing a 15-year-old girl

Father and stepmother are convicted of torturing 15-year-old girl who was found with chipped teeth, a broken nose and wounds from scissors, a knife and a bat

  • Girl’s father, Louis Hill, 41, was found guilty of torture and child abuse 
  • Hill’s wife, Shalonda Hill, 41, and the victim’s step-grandmother, Yulonda Parker, 59, were convicted of torture, child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon
  • Delores Porter, 61, a family friend, was found guilty of child abuse
  • Prosecutors say Louis Hill’s 15-year-old daughter endured six months of torture in 2018, including being pricked with needles and struck with a hammer 
  • Child was rescued after going to the hospital in June 2018 to seek treatment for her many injuries, including a broken nose and chipped teeth 

A California father, a stepmother and two others have been found guilty of torturing and abusing a 15-year-old girl over the course of six months, including breaking her nose, beating her with a bat and cutting her with scissors and a knife. 

At the conclusion of a bench trial this week, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregg Prickett found Louis Hill, 41, guilty of torture and child abuse, Shalonda Hill, 41, and Yulonda Parker, 59, guilty of torture, child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon, and Delores Porter, 61, guilty of child abuse.

The convictions stem from the horrific abuse that prosecutors said Louis Hill had inflicted on his daughter, along with his wife, Shalonda; the girl’s step-grandmother, Parker; and a family friend, Porter, whom the victim knew as ‘auntie.’ 

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Three members of a California family and a friend have been convicted of brutally torturing and abusing a 15-year-old girl for six months 

The abuse came to light on June 15, 2018, when the 15-year-old girl managed to make her way to UCLA Medical Center to seek treatment for her numerous injuries, reported Orange County Register. 

Her three family members and Porter were arrested over the next two days. 

A neighbor told ABC7 at the time that it was not uncommon to hear the adult occupants of the home telling one another, ‘I’m going to kill you.’  

Other children who were found inside the family’s home in Anaheim were taken into protective custody.  

Court records alleged that from January 2018 to June 2018, the victim sustained chipped teeth and a broken nose, had her feet pricked with a needle and doused with bleach, and endured torture involving a knife, scissors and a hammer. 

When the child went to the hospital for help, doctors also discovered ligature marks on her wrist from being tied to a walker.

Louis and Sholanda Hill, Yulonda Parker and Delores Porter were arrested in Anaheim in June 2018 after the man's daughter went to the hospital, seeking treatment for a broken nose and numerous other injuries inflicted on her using scissors, needles and a hammer

Louis and Sholanda Hill, Yulonda Parker and Delores Porter were arrested in Anaheim in June 2018 after the man’s daughter went to the hospital, seeking treatment for a broken nose and numerous other injuries inflicted on her using scissors, needles and a hammer 

‘Absolutely horrific things were done to this young girl,’ Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said at the time. 

No motive was ever given for the torture and abuse. 

The four defendants are due back in court on December 1 for sentencing.

MyNewsLA reported that Louis Hill faces up to 11 years and four months to life in prison; Parker faces 16 years and four months to life; Shalonda Hill faces five years and four months, and Porter faces six years in prison. 

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