Not Guilty Plea from Mom Accused of Slashing Daughter's Throat

Marci Webber faces 60 years in prison if convicted

Monday, Nov 29, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 PM CDT
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Marci Webber is accused of slashing her 4-year-old daughter's throat.

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The New York woman accused of slashing her 4-year-old daughter's throat at a relative's home in DuPage County has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Marci Webber, 43, entered the plea Monday in DuPage County Circuit Court.

Webber faces five counts of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing her daughter, Magdalene "Maggie" Webber earlier this month while they were staying at the girl's grandmother's home in the west suburban Bloomingdale. 

Tthe words "Divine Mercy" were written in blood next to the little girl's body, the state's attorney said at the time.

Authorities did not indicate Monday whether Marci Webber has an attorney. Prosecutors say she could be sentenced to as long as 60 years in prison if convicted of the slaying.

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