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Jury selection starts in Palmdale child death

Stacey Barker of Quartz Hill has been charged with murdering her 18-month-old daughter, Emma in 2009.

April 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial for a Quartz Hill mother charged with murdering her 18-month-old daughter.

In 2009, Stacey Barker initially told police she was attacked in a Lancaster park and her daughter Emma had been kidnapped.

Barker later changed her story and admitted to dumping the toddler's body after she died in an accident.

The body was found in Sylmar.

Police believe barker suffocated her daughter.