Aset Magomadova, who strangled daughter, dies in hospice
Calgary woman was facing 2nd-degree murder trial in death of 14-year-old daughter
Aset Magomadova, who was to face a new murder trial for strangling her troubled daughter in 2007, died in a Calgary hospice Wednesday morning of cervical cancer, according to her lawyer.
The Calgary woman was convicted of manslaughter five years ago for killing her 14-year-old daughter Aminat.
She received a suspended sentence and was put on probation.
That decision was appealed and another trial was ordered on the charge of second-degree murder.
But Magomadova's lawyer successfully argued in 2013 for a stay of proceedings, convincing the court she was too ill to go to trial again.
The stay was lifted in January, paving the way for a new trial.