Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In Child’s Death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty for a woman accused of killing her ex-partner’s two-year-old daughter after leaving a bizarre note citing a Bible story.

A court filing made by the State Attorney’s Office this week announces prosecutors’ intentions regarding 40-year-old Kimberly Lucas, who is jailed awaiting trial in the May killing.

Lucas is charged with first-degree murder in the death of the girl, who was found in a bathtub, and attempted first-degree murder of the child’s 10-year-old brother, who police say was drugged.

In a note found by police, Lucas purportedly cited the Old Testament story of Abraham, who prepared to kill his son Isaac under orders from God, only to be told at the last minute to stop.

Lucas’ attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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