REPORT: Verdict decided in murder trial for Mom who claimed human traffickers kidnapped her daughter


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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.

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