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Testimony Begins in Cartagena Trial

Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) A non-jury trial has begun today in Buffalo for a woman accused in the suffocation killing of her 8-year-old daughter in late 2010.

Court documents show Candace Cartagena told police she had intended to take her own life because of marital, job and other problems.

Her daughter Bianca was found dead by relatives after they found out she had missed school.

Cartagena's mother Kathy Sweeney told the court she will never accept the defense's notion Bianca died of natural causes.

The defense contends Bianca died of an undiagnosed heart issue.

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