Twisted parents dunked their two-year-old daughter into a boiling hot bath and left her to die of her burns.
Maddilyn-Rose Stokes would have survived her horrific injuries, had she received medical attention, Australia's Queensland Supreme Court heard.
Instead, her cruel parents allowed her to suffer for five days out of fear the Department of Child Safety Services would step in if they sought expert help.
Dad Shane David Stokes, 33, held the two-year-old under scalding water as punishment for soiling her nappy on May 20, 2017, causing her "excruciating pain" with severe burns, Mail Online reports.
The court was told Maddilyn would have screamed in agony at being scalded on her back and between her legs.
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Her parents Stokes and Nicole Betty Moore, 26, pleaded guilty to the two-year-old's torture and manslaughter and failing to seek medical attention.
Stokes admitted causing the injuries which turned into third-degree, full-thickness burns that the couple tried treating with aloe vera gel and bandages after researching remedies online.
Paramedics found Maddilyn unconscious at her family's home in Northgate, Brisbane before she died in hospital on May 25.
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Blood-soaked bandages, toilet paper and mattresses were reported scattered throughout the townhouse.
Prosecutor Sarah Farnden told Queensland Supreme Court: "She would have been in misery and pain, unable to walk.
"She would have been dehydrated and weak before becoming delirious and falling unconscious before going into cardiac arrest."
A blood analysis revealed Stokes had given Maddilyn his prescription anti-depressants in an attempt to "quieten or tranquillise" her before she died.
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Defence barrister Eoin Mac Giolla Ri said the parents were "doing their incompetent best" rather than deliberately setting out to kill their daughter.
On Monday Justice David Jackson said: "Your concerns were for yourselves, at your daughter's expense – it cost your daughter's life," he said in sentencing.
"The greatest tragedy is that had you taken her promptly to hospital, called triple zero, her life would have been saved and she would have received proper pain relief.
"She would not have had to endure almost five days of excruciating pain suffered by the victim of untreated and serious burns – you both bear full responsibility."
Stokes was jailed for eleven years and Moore for nine years and six months.
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