Indiana woman strangled her stepdaughter sentenced to life imprisonment


Marion, Indiana (AP) — A woman in northern Indiana convicted of murder for strangulation of her 10-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Amanda Carmac of Gas City was sentenced at a hearing on Wednesday.Jury Convicted her last month About murder, strangulation, neglect, and battery charging in the Skylea Carmack killing. She was arrested in September 2019 a few days after her stepdaughter’s body was found in a trash bag in a hut behind her family’s house. When questioned by police, Amanda Carmac admitted that she had strangled the girl in the hut.

Carmack was first tried for murder last year, but the judge declared suspicious after the four people involved in the proceedings tested positive for COVID-19. She was retried this year and convicted.

Carmac’s lawyer, who claimed that the killings were unplanned during the trial, said: WANE-TV He will appeal the conviction.