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Family Struggles to Deal with Toddler's Horrible Death

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The grandfather of a 3-year-old girl is picking out a casket in one of the most brutal cases of child abuse we've seen.

The toddler died in a horrific way, allegedly at the hands of her stepfather.

But Thursday, the unthinkable happened to 3-year-old Dani Mayo at the family's apartment.

Police say while her mother was at work, the girl's stepfather, 20-year-old Corey Daniels, beat her nearly to death. Court paperwork describes his sickening attack on the girl, all because she didn't want to eat a hot dog.

When she was hospitalized, the girl was covered with bruises from head to toe. She had multiple skull fractures and bleeding to the brain.

Her stepdad admitted to beating the toddler repeatedly using his fists and a belt, according to police.

After two days in the intensive care unit, little Dani passed away.

Dani's grandfather is making arrangements to bury the little girl this Saturday. He says the family is devastated, numb with grief.

Dani's mother, Ambreatte, is 8 months pregnant. She is so upset over her daughter's murder she's been hospitalized.

Ambreatte had been married to the suspect for about 6 months according to court paperwork.

FOX 10's Linda Williams has more from Dani's grandfather.

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