Leiliana Wright died from blunt force trauma to her head and stomach in Grand Prairie in March 2016.
Her mother’s boyfriend, Charles Wayne Phifer, is on trial accused of beating the child to death with a bamboo switch fishing rod before hanging her up in the closet with belts.
If convicted, the 36-year-old faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Leiliana’s mother, Jeri Quezada, faces up to 50 years in custody for her role in the child’s death.
Evidence shows that the young child suffered severe bruising to her face, a black eye, a puffy eye and bruising along her jawline.
In some images, it is clear that the four-year-old was barely able to open one of her eyes due to facial injuries.