Her drunk father's angry pair became the last set of eyes little Beth saw in her short life.
Often in their household, Mr. Peterson would find Beth doing her school homework. He'd yell for no reason. The little girl would get a spanking or a berating for she was just a nuisance to drunken Dave.
It was a terrible night. Demanding a meal the little kid didn't know how to prepare, Dave hit Beth a little bit harder than he did before. With one fast swoop, a head hit a chair and innocent blood spilled on their house's dirty floor.