- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MARION, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois woman is on trial for a second time on charges she killed her 3-year-old daughter six years ago.

WSIL-TV reports that jury selection began Tuesday in the Williamson County trial of 24-year-old Karrae Starr of Herrin.

Starr has pleaded not guilty to murder charges linked to the September 2008 death of Bianca Starr.

Prosecutors argue the woman covered her daughter’s mouth and nose with the intent to kill her. Herrin police later found an unresponsive Bianca while responding to a 911 call from an apartment. The girl later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Jurors in 2010 convicted Starr of first-degree murder, and she was sentenced to 32 years in prison. But that verdict was thrown out on appeal.


Information from: WSIL-TV, https://www.wsiltv.com

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