LI mom guilty in 1990 death of 4-year-old daughter

(AP) - A Long Island woman has been convicted of killing her 4-year-old daughter back in 1990 - and dumping the body in a wooded area off the Long Island Expressway. The Suffolk County jury found 43-year-old

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2007, 6:54 PM

Updated 6,093 days ago

Share:

(AP) - A Long Island woman has been convicted of killing her 4-year-old daughter back in 1990 - and dumping the body in a wooded area off the Long Island Expressway. The Suffolk County jury found 43-year-old Khairual Abdul guilty of depraved indifference murder following a six-week trial. Deliberations began yesterday.
Her estranged husband, 48-year-old Parmjit Singh, also has been charged in the child's death and will be tried at a later date. Each spouse has blamed the other in the little girl's death.
Authorities say the parents were living in Queens in 1990 when Jennifer was beaten to death and then buried in a shallow grave in Manorville. The little girl's remains were found in 1996 wearing a sleeveless dress and a T-shirt with the slogan, "My Heart Belongs to Grandma."
By that time her parents had moved to Sacramento, California, before eventually splitting up. They were arrested in March 2006.
Suffolk detectives got a call from Sacramento police saying Singh, had been picked up on a domestic violence charge, and he was implicating his estranged wife in the killing of their daughter.
Abdul's attorney, Mary-Beth Abbate, said her client was not guilty of killing her daughter and was herself the victim of Singh's abuse.
Abdul faces 25 years to life when she is sentenced December 12th.
Related Information:Juryto decide fate of Manorville mom in baby's murder


More from News 12