Mother Charged in 4-Year-Old's Murder

Webber is due in court Sunday

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    Bloomingdale Police have charged the mother of a 4-year-old who died Wednesday in Bloomingdale with murder.

    Marci M. Webber is accused of killing her daughter as part of a murder-suicide attempt, according to a press release from the Bloomingdale Police.

     

     

     
    Police responded to a domestic situation Wednesday at around 1:30 p.m. and found Webber with what appear to be self-inflicted wounds. She was taken to Adventist Glen Oaks Medical Center in Glendale Heights and was considered a suspect in the death, police said.
     
    The 4-year-old. girl was pronounced dead on the scene.

    The family is from out-of-state and was, according to neighbors, visiting a grandmother who lives in the townhouse.  The mother was in the midst of a custody battle over the child, one neighbor said.  

    A law enforcement source said the family has a history of domestic violence.  

    Webber is due in court Sunday.