A 35-year-old Mukilteo woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for starving, beating and burning a 10-year-old girl.
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes told Mary Mazalic her actions were “stark proof of how low humans can sink.”
The Daily Herald reports Mazalic was convicted in September of child assault, criminal mistreatment and witness tampering.
The abused girl is the adopted sister of her boyfriend, 43-year-old Derron Alexis who is awaiting trial. She was sent to live with the couple in Mukilteo in 2010. She weighed only 51 pounds when she was rescued in August 2011 and is now living with foster parents.