Calgary

Aset Magomadova, who strangled daughter, dies in hospice

Aset Magomadova, who was to face a new trial for strangling her daughter, died of cervical cancer in a Calgary hospice.

Calgary woman was facing 2nd-degree murder trial in death of 14-year-old daughter

Calgary's Aset Magomadova has died. She strangled her daughter to death in 2007. (Meghan Grant/CBC)

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.