Tennessee authorities said that a mother had called police to say that she murdered her infant daughter in 2010 because she became “a disruption to her life.”
Zohal Sakwall, 40-year-old, had initially denied any connection with her 4-month-old daughter’s death, destroying evidence and staging the scene to appear it was an accident. She strangled the girl to death with a plastic bag and told investigators that the child got trapped in a blanket while sleeping and suffocated, police said.
Sakwall got away with the murder for a decade before calling police to confess on January 31. She is currently being held on a $200,000 bond. What prompted her to report the crime remains unclear.