Westchester mom gets 25 years to life in killing of daughter

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York woman who admitted to killing her 2½-year-old daughter and stabbing two police officers as they tried to help the child has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Cynthia Arce (ahr-SAY') was sentenced on Thursday in Westchester County Court after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and attempted aggravated assault.

Gabriella Boyd was found unresponsive at her home in Mamaroneck in April 2018. Officers had gone to the home to enforce a court order to turn the child over to her father, but they were thwarted.

The officers returned the next day and were wounded by Arce, who was then shot after a stun gun failed to stop her.

At Thursday's sentencing, Boyd's father said Arce did not deserve to be called a mother.

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