Mom gets 75 years for daughter's death

April 23, 2009 2:56:42 PM PDT
A woman facing a possible life sentence for murdering her own daughter with a sledgehammer received 75 years in prison instead.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

On Wednesday a jury convicted Najia Mohamad, 52, of murdering Rohina Abdul Ali, 22. Mohamad bludgeoned her daughter to death in her bed in November 2006. Ali's then four-year-old daughter was there when it happened.

Prosecutors have declined to speculate on a motive for the murder. Prosecutors did not ask for a life sentence.

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