Mom Accused Of Killing Her 8-Year-Old With M&Ms

Fri, April 6, 2012 6:18pm EST by 12 Comments

How can a mother give their child — who is severely allergic to peanuts — candy that clearly contains peanuts? BUT there is a twist! Read to find out.

Last year on July 23, 8-year-old Jessica Cirella was found dead in her Plainview, New York home from a severe allergic reaction to peanuts, according to the Huffington Post. Her mother Veronica Cirella, 31, has been accused of murdering her daughter, but pleaded not guilty on April 4 to second-degree murder of Jessica — She faces a life sentence for the murder accusation!

Young Jessica had cerebral palsy — along with her severe allergy — and her mom thought by killing her that Jessica would be free of pain. Veronica reportedly gave M&Ms to treat her daughter for participating in a wedding, which ultimately ended her young life. Veronica then attempted suicide.

“I had to give her a better life, which was to give her back to heaven,” Veronica’s alleged suicide note reads. “I don’t mind going to hell because I took my life to give her a better life, which is in heaven where she can be free.”

The detailed suicide note was found when Veronica was lying next to her daughter’s dead body. The two were found by Veronica’s mother-in-law Dolores Cirella. She allegedly tried to kill herself with a combination of insulin and painkillers, then proceeded to strangle herself with an electrical cord, according to News One.

How can someone, a mother, do such a horrific thing!

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