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Chicago woman admitted to suffocating her 8-year-old daughter

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman suffocated her daughter with a plastic bag on her eighth birthday while the daughter screamed, “Mom, stop,” because she believed her daughter no longer loved her, say the prosecutors.

Andreal Hagler, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, Amaria Osby, who was found dead in their apartment, authorities said.

Hagler’s brother found the two on Wednesday after calling Hagler and getting no response, prosecutors said at the woman’s bail hearing. When he arrived, he found them both unresponsive inside the apartment and phoned another sister, who called 911.

Amaria was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy determined that Amaria died of multiple injuries from the assault, including bleeding under her scalp, bleeding to the brain and asphyxiation injuries, prosecutors said.

A toxicology report revealed that Hagler had PCP in his system.

While in police custody, Hagler admitted that the previous night she and Amaria had said their prayers before going to bed around 8 or 9 p.m., then she started doing PCP and smothered Amaria with a plastic bag, as her daughter shouted “Mom, stop.”

“She said she felt it was time for them to leave because they were both born on the 24th,” prosecutors said in a court filing.

Hagler also admitted to drinking bleach that night, but his daughter refused to drink it before Hagler put a plastic bag over Amaria’s head to suffocate her, prosecutors said. .

“The last image of this little girl…is of her mother placing a plastic bag around her head to asphyxiate her,” Cook County Judge Maryam Ahmad said during Hagler’s initial hearing on Friday. .

Ahmad ordered Hagler’s detention without bail.

Hagler works as an occupational therapist and has battled depression, deputy public defender Chris Anderson told the judge.

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