Former Phoenix Police Detective, Australian Wife Accused In Death Of 7-Year-Old Daughter

Published: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:53pm
Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:48pm
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A former Phoenix police detective and his Australian wife are at the center of a murder case that’s raising concerns here and across the globe.

Germayne and Lisa Cunningham are accused of murdering their 7-year-old daughter, Sanaa. Now, they are facing the death penalty.

But, the Cunninghams say they are innocent — that they did everything they could to care for the troubled girl in a system that failed her. But, those on the other side, including Sanaa’s biological mother, say the couples’ abuse amounted to murder.

Both sides say justice isn’t being done.

Sean Holstege has been reporting this story for the Phoenix New Times and The Show spoke with him more about it.

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