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Woman sentenced to life without parole in death of stepdaughter


GAS CITY, Ind. (WPTA21) — A judge has sentenced a woman found guilty of murdering her stepdaughter in 2019 to life without parole.

In August, Amanda Carmack was found guilty of strangling her 10-year-old stepdaughter, Skylea Carmack, and hiding the body in a shed in Gas City as investigators searched for the missing child in September of 2019.

She was found guilty of murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, domestic battery to a person under the age of 14, and strangulation.

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The jury had recommended to the judge that Carmack serve life without the possibility of parole.

Judge Mark Spitzer granted that recommendation in court on Wednesday, according to online court documents.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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