Indiana woman convicted in murder of 10-year-old stepdaughter found strangled, stuffed in trash bag

The jury deliberated for just three hours on Friday before finding Amanda D. Carmack, of Gas City, guilty of murder, strangulation, neglect of a dependent resulting in death and domestic battery resulting in death to a person under 14.

플래시백: MISSIN INDIANA GIRL, 10, FOUND DEAD IN TRASH BAG; STEPMOTHER CHARGED IN MURDER

Carmack initially reported 10-year-old Skylea Carmack missing on Aug. 31, 2019, hours after the child was already dead. After a four-day search for Skylea, Carmack confessed to the killing at a police station.

Skylea Carmack, 왼쪽 사진, was found on Sept. 4, 2019, strangled to death and stashed in plastic trash bags in a shed behind the family home in Gas City. 금요일에, Amanda Carmack, 권리, was convicted in the child's murder.

Skylea Carmack, 왼쪽 사진, was found on Sept. 4, 2019, strangled to death and stashed in plastic trash bags in a shed behind the family home in Gas City. 금요일에, Amanda Carmack, 권리, was convicted in the child’s murder. (Grant County Jail / Indiana State Police)

Investigators had 말했다 they then discovered Skylea’s body stuffed in a plastic garbage bag and hidden inside a shed behind the family’s Gas City home. A pair of colored pants were tied around her neck, 그만큼 Indianapolis Star 당시보고.

Carmack first went on trial in November, but it ended with a mistrial after several people involved in the case tested positive for COVID-19.

The jury was scheduled to reconvene on Monday to decide whether Carmack should be sentenced to life in prison without parole, WANE-TV 신고.

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