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Mother on trial for killing disabled daughter  

A mother who strangled her disabled daughter to death has been put on trial.

The Daegu Prosecutor’s Office said on Tuesday that the 38-year-old mother confessed to killing her 11-year-old daughter because it was “difficult for her to bring up a challenged child.” 

The night before her crime, the mother went out for a drink. She returned home near 3 a.m. and strangled her daughter to death at around 4 a.m.

The woman had divorced her husband many years ago. Her daughter had a congenital second degree physical disability and third degree brain lesions.

The mother had tried to cover up the crime by calling 911 to report the death, however, she was caught when a rescue worker noticed something was wrong with the way the girl died. 

By Lim Jeong-yeo (