GAS CITY, Ind. (WXIN) -- The woman accused of killing her 10-year-old stepdaughter and leaving her body in a trash bag inside a shed plans to seek a mental illness defense.
Court records showed Amanda Carmack, 34, filed a “notice of mental disease or defect” in Grant County.
Carmack, 34, confessed earlier this month to strangling Skylea Carmack. The 10-year-old was reported missing on Aug. 31, prompting a Silver Alert and a large search by volunteers and law enforcement.
Days later, on Sept. 4, police said Amanda Carmack came to the police station and confessed to killing Skylea. Hours after the confession, police found the girl's body stuffed in a trash bag inside a shed on the family's property. She'd been strangled.