Mom Says She's Sane, Ready for Release After 4-Year-Old's 2010 Killing

A suburban Chicago woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in her daughter's 2010 killing says she is sane and is asking a judge to release her from a state mental health facility.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Marci Webber was sent to a mental facility in 2012 for up to 100 years of psychiatric confinement after slitting her 4-year-old daughter's throat and attempting suicide.

Judge George Bakalis has granted a hearing for Sept. 26 on a petition filed three years ago seeking discharge or conditional release.

The 50-year-old has insisted she isn't mentally ill in a series of interviews over four years. But this is the first time her request for a hearing has been granted.

Medical records show Webber is in full remission from major depressive disorder.

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