New court documents showed that Marissa Whalen lived a life of physical abuse before her gruesome death. Photo courtesy of CHCH.

New court documents showed that Marissa Whalen lived a life of physical abuse before her gruesome death. Photo courtesy of CHCH.

New details and information are currently surrounding the gruesome death of two-year old Marissa Whalen.

Whalen died at the hands of three women, one of which is her mother, on July 29, 2011. She was first reported as missing on October 8, 2011.

According to reports, the child suffered abuse in the hands of the three women. An autopsy revealed that the child’s forearms were fractured.

Court documents also showed that Whalen even had her face smashed on a wall a few days before she was killed.

On the night Marissa was killed, her mother Roseanne Whalen, her mother’s romantic partner, Rainbow Hill and Hill’s sister Amanda Dipota, drove with the dead toddler’s body, looking for a place to bury her.

According to court documents, they placed the materials in a gym bag and burned it so the evidence couldn’t be used against them.

Thirty year old Rainbow Hill, has pleaded guilty to second degree murder, while her 30 year old sister Amanda Dipota from Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder.

Marissa’s 25 year old mother Roseanne Whalen is expected to appear in a Welland courtroom on July 15th, facing a charge of second degree murder. (13 July 2013, News Talk 610 CKTB)


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