Oklahoma mom gets life in prison for stabbing daughter 70 times

Mail Online | 5/16/2019 | Associated Press;Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
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An Oklahoma mother has been given three life sentences after she admitted to stabbing her 11-year-old daughter nearly 70 times and setting their home on fire because she believed the child was the 'devil' and wanted to harm her.

A Tulsa County Judge handed the sentence Thursday to 40-year-old Taheerah Ahmad, who pleaded guilty last month to two counts of child neglect and one count each of first-degree arson and assault and battery.

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Her daughter survived the savage May 2018 attack and authorities say she has recovered from her injuries.

Ahmad was arrested after authorities in Tulsa said she attacked her eldest daughter with three different weapons, and bound and gagged her two younger daughters, aged seven and nine at the time, who escaped and were found unharmed.

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An arrest report said Ahmad told investigators she was upset with her children 'because of the way they were reading and looking at her.'

In a videotaped interview with police, the mother-of-three showed no remorse and said she believed her eldest daughter was the devil and was plotting to kill her, reported the station KJRH.

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She also said she could read her daughter's...
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