PITTSBURGH — The mother of a 3-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Beltzhoover is sharing her heartbreaking story.
Brooks came back early to find out her daughter was killed.
“I mean, she’s three. Who would ever think that you get a call saying a 3-year-old was murdered? Who did she ever hurt?” Brooks said. “I trusted these people. She was there all the time -- I paid for services, sent food.”
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Brooks said Marlin Pitchard is the babysitter’s husband. He told investigators he slept with a gun because he thought people were after him.
Pitchard said all he remembers the night Clancy died is waking up to a loud sound. He is being charged with homicide.
“It’s just sad that people gain your trust and betray you, that’s how I feel ... like really betrayed,” Brooks said. “She was so smart, so full of life. I don’t know why someone would hurt her.”
Her funeral will be held Monday, according to Brooks.
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