Jury selection begins for Nixzmary mom

September 15, 2008 10:32:23 AM PDT
Jury selection is underway in Brooklyn in the trial of a mother accused of starving and abusing her 7-year-old daughter to death.Nixzaliz Santiago faces second-degree murder and reckless endangerment charges.

Nixzmary Brown died in January of 2006 after what prosecutors call a long pattern of abuse.

Her stepfather, Cesar Rodriguez, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of manslaughter.