8-year-old girl was found asphyxiated inside Uptown home
Friday, authorities charged a Chicago mother with murdering her 8-year-old daughter one day after a child welfare worker visited their residence.
Police said in a statement to The Post that 38-year-old Andreal Hagler was charged with first-degree murder after her 8-year-old daughter Amaria Osby was found dead in their Uptown neighborhood home early Wednesday morning.
According to a report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Hagler told police she placed a bag over Amaria’s head, causing her to suffocate to death. In addition, the girl’s leg was bruised.
Multiple injuries led to Amaria’s death, according to medical examiner’s report released on Friday. According to WFLD, her death was deemed a homicide.
Tuesday, according to the Tribune, Hagler was scheduled to meet with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
No bail for woman charged in death of 8-year-old daughter in Uptown
WFLD stated that the agency’s case manager found no indications of abuse, neglect, or danger involving Amaria.
According to the agency, the Tuesday visit was because of an allegation of domestic violence involving one parent assaulting another, and not a child.
In 2017, state child welfare workers had interaction with Hagler’s family regarding an incident involving drug abuse.
Five years ago, Hagler was taken into custody for DUI and child endangerment after crashing her car with her then-3-year-old daughter in the backseat. The girl was subsequently released into the custody of Hagler’s sister, according to court documents cited by WFLD.
Wednesday, Hagler was hospitalized after attempting suicide, sources told CBS Chicago.