Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:31 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
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.