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Prosecutor: Woman confessed in stepdaughter's death

Prosecutor: Woman confessed in stepdaughter’s death


MARION, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Indiana woman charged in the killing of her 10-year-old stepdaughter told investigators she "was very angry" when she strangled the girl.

Grant County prosecutors on Friday charged 34-year-old Amanda D. Carmack with murder, strangulation, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, and domestic battery death to a person under age 14.

Carmack reported Skylea Carmack missing Aug. 31.

A probable cause affidavit says Carmack confessed to police early Wednesday that she killed Skylea and hid her body in a plastic bag in a shed behind their home in Gas City, Indiana.

According to the affidavit, Carmack refused to explain why she killed Skylea, except to say "she was very angry."

Gas City is about 80 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

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