Cartagena Given Maximum Sentence

August 26, 2014 Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM EDT

By HILARY LANE

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August 26, 2014 Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - An Amherst mother found guilty of murdering her 8-year-old daughter receives the maximum sentence from a judge today.

She received 25 years to life in prison.

Cartagena was found guilty of murdering her 8-year-old daughter Bianca by strangulation.

She claims she rolled on top of her daughter by accident while she, herself was attempting suicide.

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