People that knew 8-year-old Gizzell Ford would have described her as gentle and loving, but one person did not share those views. Helen Ford, 55, would abuse the sweet 8-year-old on a daily basis without anyone knowing. She would punish Gizzell by making her squat in the same position for hours causing the little girl pain. If Gizzell did not follow her orders, then she would get beaten and deprived of food for days. When Gizzell died, the Grandmother pled mercy at court and begged for a lower sentence after getting life in prison.