Indiana woman accused of murdering stepdaughter says she 'doesn't need' lawyer 09/09/2019 11:34 am PDT Comments WXIN / Grant County via WXIN: GAS CITY, Ind. (WXIN) -- A Gas City woman accused of strangling her 10-year-old stepdaughter made her first court appearance Monday morning. During the initial hearing, 34-year-old Amanda Carmack waived her right to counsel. She said she “doesn't need a lawyer,” and instead, she says she will represent herself. Court documents say Carmack admitted to strangling Skylea Carmack before reporting her missing on August 31. Carmack was officially charged Friday with murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, strangulation, and domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Prosecutors say they will seek life in prison without parole. After a nearly four-day search, police found Skylea's body in a plastic bag in a shed behind her home. MORE: Gas City woman accused of murdering stepdaughter says she 'doesn't need' lawyer, will represent herself - WXIN #Court #Indiana #Legal #Murder #Strangulation #Update #WXIN Related Stories Investigators say girl endured abuse before stepmom strangled her Grandma of murdered girl says she saw signs from accused stepmom Prosecutor to seek life without parole for stepmom accused of killing girl Missing Indiana girl's body found in shed; stepmom arrested Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.