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A West Virginia woman who claimed her 3-year-old daughter was kidnapped by human traffickers in 2011 has been found guilty of murdering the child, multiple outlets report.
On Monday, a jury in Lewis County Circuit Court found Lena Marie Lunsford Conaway, 35, guilty of four felony counts in the death of her daughter, Aliayah Lunsford, WVNews reports.
Conaway was convicted of murder of a child by parent by failure to provide necessities, death of a child by parent by child abuse, child abuse resulting in injury and concealment of a dead body, CBS News reports.
The article goes on to state the following:
Conaway’s two older daughters testified said the child fell to the ground after her mother struck her, WVNews reports. They said Conaway refused to bring the child to the hospital and wouldn’t let anyone else call for help, court records show.
The daughters testified that their mother put the child’s lifeless body in a clothes hamper before disposing of it in the woods, CBS reports.
Justice for Aliayah: No mercy for her mom, Lena Lunsford Conaway, found guilty of murder and three other charges. She will spend the rest of her life in prison. https://t.co/YXdALC8vSF pic.twitter.com/1XeBmt4Ag1
— WV News (@WVNews247) April 24, 2018
— Jack Deakin (@jdeakin) April 24, 2018
— WOWK 13 News (@WOWK13News) April 23, 2018
Buh bye…where you're going they don't like child murderers, I'll be sure to let 'em know you're coming. 🙂
P. S. The Judge… https://t.co/10rFF8EtAz
— Advocates Nation (@AdvocatesNation) April 25, 2018
No mercy recommended for Lena Lunsford Conaway https://t.co/uhjidm3q44
— Marija (@marija24) April 24, 2018
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