On May 10, Gustus Pennington pleaded guilty to five counts of child abuse, one count of child neglect and one count of conspiracy while his wife, Jeannette Wilson, pleaded no contest to the same seven charges, according to court documents.
Pennington put a shock collar on Wilson’s 3-year-old daughter and pushed the shock button so many times that it ran out of battery after two days, KJRH-TV reported. He would also tie the little girl to a table so she would be restrained while he beat her.
According to court documents, Wilson would periodically leave the home while Pennington abused her daughter and she never sought any help. She was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes as well.
During the abuse, Pennington also made the victim stand in cold showers for extended amounts of time and he would hit her with wood, KOKI-TV reported.
He also locked her in a room and forced her to use a cinderblock as a toilet.
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Prosecutors claimed Pennington had a fascination with Nazis and he was on meth when he hurt Wilson’s daughter, KJRH-TV reported.
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