A Canadian woman has just done one of the most inexplicable acts known to man.
Laura Coward, 50, pleaded guilty in a Calgary, Canada courtroom last month to the second-degree murder of her nine-year-old daughter, Amber Lucius.
According to Dailymail, Coward has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 18 years.
Court of Queen’s Bench, Scott Brooker, said it appeared Coward was trying to seek revenge against her ex-husband Duane Lucius in a court custody battle over their 9-year-old daughter, Amber Lucius.
“Amber was completely vulnerable to and trusting of her mother,” said Brooker. “It was the ultimate betrayal for Ms. Coward to kill her own daughter.”
Amber Lucius was reported missing in September 2014. Two days later, her mother was arrested. Laura poisoned her daughter and left her locked in a truck and then set the truck on fire.