Aset Magomadova dies while awaiting trial for daughter’s death

Above watch: Aset Magamadova, who was facing the possibility of another trial for strangling her daughter, has died from cancer. Gary Bobrovitz reports.

CALGARY – A Calgary mother accused of killing her teenage daughter back in 2007 has died.

Aset Magomadova was found guilty of manslaughter in 2010 for strangling her 14-year-old daughter Aminat with a head scarf, but the conviction was overturned and another trial was ordered on the charge of second-degree murder.

Magomadova was later diagnosed with cervical cancer, and a Court of Queen’s Bench justice granted her a stay of proceedings after her lawyer argued she was too ill to endure the trial.

The stay was lifted in late January by the Alberta Court of Appeal, setting the stage for a new trial.

On Wednesday, her lawyer Alain Hepner confirmed Magomadova had succumbed to cancer in a Calgary hospital.

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– With files from Nancy Hixt

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