Ronald Geer and his girlfriend Bianca Stanch sentenced to 32 years for killing, torturing, 4-year-old daughter
The toddler was placed in a shallow grave in the San Bernardino County desert
Ronald Geer and his girlfriend Bianca Stanch were sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the tortuous death of a 4-year-old girl nearly ten years ago.
Samiah, Greer’s daughter, was left in a shallow grave in the San Bernardino County desert. The prosecutor of San Bernardino County, Deputy District Attorney Justin Crocker shared details of the case in a statement on Facebook.
According to prosecutors, Stanch — who witnesses said had “extreme dislike for Samiah and treated her poorly” — routinely beat the little girl, tortured her, and locked her in a room, and she and Greer regularly deprived her of water.
“Witnesses also testified that Stanch and Greer duct-taped Samiah’s wrists and ankles together on multiple occasions and left her overnight so that she could not get out to get water,” Crocker said.
It was also alleged that Samiah could escape the room she was locked in, and on her search for the liquid to drink, she consumed a cleaning solution.
Of the child’s death, the prosecutor’s office said, “Evidence at trial showed that Samiah was beaten and forced to stand in the corner for eight hours on the day before her death. The abuse continued the next day when Stanch beat Samiah all over her body with a belt and cords. Stanch then poured a pot of boiling water on Samiah’s back and chest. Samiah was also denied water to drink during these final days of her life.” PEOPLE.com