Lawyer: WC mom to take plea deal in Manhattanville campus killing

A lawyer says a woman accused of killing her daughter on a Westchester County college campus plans to plead guilty.Attorney Allan Focarile, who is representing Stacey Pagli, reportedly revealed his intentions during a Wednesday court appearance, but did not say what charge Pagli might plea to.

Marissa Pagli was killed in her family's apartment atManhattanville College on Feb. 22.

According to police documents, Pagli said she strangled herdaughter because the 18-year-old was disrespectful. Authorities sayPagli attempted suicide after her daughter died.

Pagli is due back in court on Jan. 11.

Marissa Pagli was a freshman at the school. Her father, amaintenance supervisor there, found her body.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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