Morbidology the Podcast – 64: Ame Deal

Podcast released on: 7th September 2020

Casual witnesses to abuse do not have a legal obligation to report it. They do, however, have a moral obligation to report it. In July of 2011, a little girl was found dead inside a lockbox, having suffocated from lack of air. The investigation into her death would reveal what Phoenix, Arizona, police would describe…


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Casual witnesses to abuse do not have a legal obligation to report it. They do, however, have a moral obligation to report it. In July of 2011, a little girl was found dead inside a lockbox, having suffocated from lack of air. The investigation into her death would reveal what Phoenix, Arizona, police would describe as one of the worst cases in their history. It would be discovered that her death was no accident and was the cruel culmination of a history of abuse at the hands of numerous people.

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“Ex-husband speaks in Sammantha Allen’s penalty phase for Ame Deal’s murder”

“Sammantha Allen sentenced to death for the murder of her cousin, Ame Deal”

“Murder trial focuses on what lead to Ame Deal’s death”

“RAW VIDEO: Sentencing verdict in killing of 10-year-old girl”

“Ame Deal, Arizona 10-Year-Old, Killed By Family”

“4 arrested in valley girl’s death: accused of torture”

“Trial underway in the murder of Ame Deal”

“CNN: Child found dead in a box”

“RAW VIDEO: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talks about impact of Ame Deal case”

Sources

Associated Press, 28 July, 2011 – “4 People Arrested in Child’s Death”

Independent – 3 KTVK, 28 July, 2011 – “Neighbors Suspected Abuse at Home Where Girl was Put in Box”

Phoenix New Times, 28 July, 2011 – “Hide and Seek Suffocation Death”

Phoenix New Times, 28 July, 2011 – “Abuse of Ame Deal Makes You Sick to Your Stomach”

Standard-Examiner, 28 July, 2011 – “Former Ogden Couple Held in Murder Charge in Arizona”

Independent – 3 KTVK, 29 July, 2011 – “10-Year-Old’s Horrific Death Sparks Call to Action”

Phoenix Examiner, 29 July, 2011 – “The Tragedy of Ame Deal’s Death”

Phoenix New Times, 29 July, 2011 – “Ame Deal’s Father Trying to Bail Monsters Who Murdered His Daughter Out of Jail”

Associated Press State Wire, 30 July, 2011 – “Mother Learns of Phoenix Daughter’s Death Online”

Independent – 3 WTVK, 30 July, 2011 – “School Officials in Utah Reported Abuse of Ame Deal”

Phoenix New Times, 1 August, 2011 – “Pennsylvania Man Says He’s the Father of Ame Deal”

Phoenix New Times, 5 August, 2011 – “Ame Deal’s Friends Host Popsicle Social”

Phoenix New Times, 10 August, 2011 – “Ame Deal’s Killers Indicted for First-Degree Murder”

Standard-Examiner, 12 August, 2011 – “Ame Deal Remembered as a Child Deserving of Love”

Phoenix Examiner, 12 October, 2011 – “There May Be An Answer to Stop Arizona’s Child Protective Services Abuse”

Phoenix New Times, 1 November, 2011 – “County Attorney Bill Montgomery to Head Governor’s Child Safety Task Force to Fix Mess at CPS”

Phoenix New Times, 23 January, 2012 – “County Attorney to Seek Death Penalty for Alleged Killers of 10-Year-Old Girl”

Associated Press State Wire, 23 February, 2012 – “5th Person Arrested in Death of Young Phoenix Girl”

Phoenix New Times, 24 February, 2012 – “Ammandea Stoltzmann Arrested for Horrific Abuse of Ame Deal”

Independent – 3 KTVK, 7 July, 2012 – “Father of Girl in Container Death Case Facing Child Abuse Charges”

Associated Pres State Wire, 11 April, 2013 – “Arizona Child Abuse Case Dismissed”

Albany Democrat-Herald, 19 April, 2013 – “Ariz. Woman Accused of Abusing Niece Pleads Guilty”

Associated Press, 29 April, 2013 – “Grandmother of Abused Girl Pleads Guilty to Charge”

Associated Press, 6 June, 2013 – “Dad Sentenced for Abuse After Ariz. Child’s Death”

Phoenix New Times, 30 May, 2017 – “How Brutal was 10-Year-Old Ame Deal’s Life?”

Associated Press State Wire, 13 June, 2017 – “Murder Trial Begins for Woman in Abuse Death of Young Cousin”

Associated Press State Wire, 13 June, 2017 – “Jurors See Graphic Photos”

Independent – 3 KTVK, 13 June, 2017 – “Allen Murder Trial Day Two”

Independent – 3 KTVK, 26 July, 2017 – “Phoenix Woman Conviction in Cousin’s Death Eligible for Death Penalty”

Associated Press Wire, 10 July, 2017 – “Lawyer Seeks Leniency for Phoenix Woman in Child-Abuse Death”  

Phoenix New Times, 10 July, 2017 – “Sammantha Allen’s Defence for Murdering Ame: That’s All She Knew”

The Associated Press News Service, 7 August, 2017 – “Arizona Woman to Become 55th Sent to Death Row”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9 August, 2017 – “Arizona Woman Sentenced to Death in Murder of Cousin”

Associated Press State Wire, 8 November, 2017 – “Jury in Murder Case Sees Tiny Box Where Girl Was Left to Die”

Phoenix New Times, 8 November, 2017 – “Final Justice for Girl in the Box”

Associated Press, 16 November, 2017 – “Phoenix Man Gets Death Sentence in Death of Girl in Box”

Phoenix New Times, 16 November, 2017 – “Ame Deal Verdict”

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