Mother gets 25 to life in death of 4-year-old daughter

A mother convicted of abusing and killing her 4-year-old daughter was given the maximum sentence of 25 years to life Wednesday. Former Long Islander Khairual Abdul was convicted last month for the 1990

News 12 Staff

Dec 12, 2007, 11:21 PM

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A mother convicted of abusing and killing her 4-year-old daughter was given the maximum sentence of 25 years to life Wednesday.
Former Long Islander Khairual Abdul was convicted last month for the 1990 murder of her daughter, Jennifer. Police found the child?s remains buried along the side of the LIE in Manorville in 1996. However, the remains were not identified until last year when police were called to Abdul?s California home for a domestic dispute. Prosecutors say that is when Abdul?s husband told police about their daughter?s murder.
During the trial, Jennifer?s foster mother, Lucille Ventrelli, testified against Abdul. The woman, who cared for Jennifer for a short period of time, was able to identify the clothes the child was found dead in. Ventrelli believes there was a break in the system and child protective services gave Jennifer back to Abdul.
Abdul?s husband, who prosecutors say helped bury the child?s remains, faces a second-degree murder trial. The district attorney?s office says the husband will probably go on trial in the next six weeks. If convicted, Abdul?s husband could also receive a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
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