Norfolk, Va. - "Nothing happened any way. No one ever hit her. No one ever did anything bad to her or any of our kids. Nothing's ever happened."
That's always been Emily Defries' story, and she's stuck by it by day one.
She told investigators she had nothing to do with the death of her fiance's toddler, Anna Bell.
The little girl was beaten and bruised. Defries was found guilty of murdering her earlier this month.
When police first interviewed her, she told them, "I'm not coming up with a story. I'm telling you what happened. I walked in the house and found her at the bottom of the stairs."
During the trial, Defries' defense attorney blamed Anna's death on her then 8-year-old sister.
However, in her police interviews, she didn't mention that once.