Kristie Hazell must have thought she was living in some sort of fairytale, because she clearly was acting out the role of the evil stepmother.
Kristie Hazell, 27, and her husband, Ezra Emanuel Hazell, 30, were charged last year in the October 2007 beating of his daughter with a military belt and computer cord because she wasn't doing her homework.
At the time, Mesa police considered it among the worst child abuse beatings they had investigated, with nearly 100 bruises found on the girl's back, legs, arms, buttocks and chest.
The little girl was 5 years old, and should have been treated like a princess- not a punching bag.
The beatings happened within the same month, and only came to light when the little girl informed a teacher of what was going on. The father's excuse was that the little girl- who was FIVE- was out of control. Honestly, I believe that the people actually out of control where the father and stepmom.