Woman charged in death of 8-year-old daughter in Uptown

CHICAGO — A lady has been charged in the homicide of her 8-year-old daughter who was discovered lifeless in Uptown Wednesday.

Andreal Hagler, 38, was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide after police recognized her as the one who killed Amaria Osby.

Police mentioned the little woman was discovered inside an residence in the 4600 block of North Winthrop Avenue someday earlier than 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Hagler was arrested shortly after.

Details surrounding the woman’s death stay restricted however she allegedly died from asphyxiation, according to the Chicago Tribune. Police are awaiting affirmation from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.  

On Thursday, neighbors expressed their heartbreak over Amaria’s sudden death. 

“I feel very sad, I feel very hurt,” Gladys Torres, a neighbor, mentioned.

Neighbors mentioned the woman lived together with her mom. Torres mentioned she all the time noticed the mother taking care of Amaria, and mentioned she by no means noticed something unhealthy.

WGN News reached out to the state’s Department of Children and Family Services upon studying that an investigator had visited the woman’s house a day earlier than her death. 

In response, DCFS mentioned: “The Department of Children and Family Services had prior contact with this family, including a visit on May 24 with the mother and daughter where no signs of abuse, neglect or danger were noted by our investigator. This family previously participated in intact family services from a substance abuse-related incident in 2017. The recent visit was the result of an allegation of domestic violence and was the first contact with the family since closing the prior case in 2018.”

DCFS added that the home violence allegation concerned abuse of one father or mother by the opposite, not abuse of the kid. 

Neighbors mentioned they handled Amaria like household and miss her deeply. 

“A very happy baby every year for Christmas,” Torres mentioned. “I’d get her a bit of present and for her birthday as a result of her birthday was March 24 and that’s my son’s birthday. 

Hagler is due in bond court docket Friday.

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