A Waukegan woman,who initially pleaded innocent to first degree murder charges for stabbing her 6 year old daughter to death ,has had change of heart and pleaded guilty.
Nelly Varquez-Salazar, the 27 year old mother,was anticipated to reiterate psychological instability as her defense for murdering her child has decided to change her plea to guilty right before her schedule to go to court hearing and face Lake County Circuit Judge John Phillips.
According to police investigation,Vazquez-Salazar had stabbed her little girl,Evelyn Vazquez,11 times in the neck, face and arms on April 7, 2008. Officers further revealed, Varquez-Salazar’s reason for stabbing her daughter to death,as the little was “possessed” by a demon who had tried to kill her.
Prosecutors told the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that the suspect will be facing a maximum of 30 years in prison when she returns to court Jan. 31 for sentencing.