6-year-old Elizabeth Goodwin drowned in the bathtub of her Kootenai County foster parent's home in October 2002.
Elizabeth was autistic. As the investigation unfolded, court documents revealed the little girl had suffered extensive abuse by James and Denise Whittle.
The abuse included a broken leg, her mouth taped shut and, at times, food being withheld.
Denise Whittle made a plea deal of felony injury to a child. She was released on probabtion six months after starting her sentence. She is back in prison now serving the rest of that sentence and 70 additional years for grand theft.
James Whittle is serving a 10 year sentence for breaking Elizabeth's leg during toilet training.