QUEENS, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- As a man faced a judge Wednesday on charges he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, family members of the child screamed at him, "Feed him to the wolves!"
Marc Jenkins, 32, is charged with second-degree depraved murder and first-degree depraved assault after Bella Edwards was found unconscious and unresponsive in their Queens home.
In court on Wednesday, prosecutors described the way Edwards was murdered as "unbelievably violent."
They say at some point, Jenkins allegedly struck the child so hard in the abdomen that there was little left to her stomach.
Upon hearing this, Edwards' family became upset, started screaming and were escorted out of the courtroom.
KRON / Washington County Sheriff's Office