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Mom sentenced for fatally stabbing daughter in neck

September 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A San Pedro woman pleaded no contest Monday and was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fatally stabbing her daughter.

Bong Sook Chavez, 51, is accused of stabbing her sleeping daughter in the neck on July 9, 2010. Quesi Chavez, 10, died eight hours later.

Chavez then stabbed herself in the neck, but her husband managed to stop her from killing herself.

In exchange for her no-contest plea, a count of murder was dismissed, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. Chavez was immediately sentenced to 12 years in state prison after entering her plea.