- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the trial of an Arizona woman charged with murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box (all times local):

3 p.m.

Jurors in the murder trial of Arizona woman charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box have been shown graphic photos of the child’s dead body.

Many jurors looked away Tuesday as the photos were shown to them for the first time and at least one jury member openly cried.

The evidence photos taken by Phoenix police show Ame Deal laid out on a blue towel next to the box.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Sammantha Allen, a cousin of Deal’s.

Allen is accused of helping her husband lock the girl in the box in July 2011.

Authorities say Deal suffocated and was found dead the next day as temperatures surpassed 100 degrees.

10:30 a.m.

A trial has started for an Arizona woman charged with murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box that was left outside overnight in the middle of summer.

Opening statements began Monday in the death penalty case against Sammantha Allen, a cousin of victim Ame Deal.

Allen is accused of helping her husband, John Allen, lock Deal in the box in July 2011. Deal suffocated and was found dead the next day as temperatures surpassed 100 degrees.

Authorities say the couple forced Deal to stand outside and do exercises against a wall then forced her into the bin with a lid that was closed and locked by John Allen.

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