New trial ordered for mom who killed daughter
Alberta's top court has ordered a new trial for a Calgary woman who strangled her daughter four years ago.
Aset Magomadova used a scarf to strangle her 14-year-old daughter, Aminat, after a family argument turned violent in 2007.
She was convicted of manslaughter in October, 2009 and handed a suspended sentence with three years probation the following summer.
But the Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial on the charge of second-degree murder.
The court ruled that the trial judge, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio, erred in law when he acquitted Magomadova of the original second-degree murder charge.
Magomadova is due in court on July 7 to schedule a new trial date.