WC mom gets 20 years in prison for daughter's murder

A Westchester mother who pleaded guilty to strangling her daughter to death in their Manhattanville College home was sentenced to 20 years in prison today.

Stacey Pagli pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February and received the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison in connection with the death of her 18-year-old daughter, Marissa.

According to Pagli's attorney, Allan Focarile, she suffered from deep depression and an argument with her husband prior to the killing may have caused her to snap.

Police say Pagli tried to commit suicide after killing her daughter and tried again in jail. She will undergo psychiatric counseling while in prison.

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