Mother Convicted Of Killing Daughter, Slashing Son

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas mother faces life in prison after she was convicted of stabbing her 7-year-old daughter to death and
slashing her 8-year-old son in February 2003.

Lawyers for 47-year-old Sherri Love pleaded insanity, telling a Clark County District Court jury that Love suffered from bipolar disorder and alcoholism.

But jurors deliberated less than an hour Thursday before convicting Love of killing Arabella Moreno and wounding Brian Moreno. The jury also found Love guilty of child abuse or neglect.

Clark County District Court Judge Stewart Bell is due to sentence Love on Aug. 14.

Prosecutors say Love wasn't legally insane when she killed her daughter and attacked her son after an argument with her teenage
son, who left the house before the attacks.

Love's mother, Marjorie Bull, blames Las Vegas police for not doing more when they responded to the house after that argument.

Following the attack, Love spent several days unconscious at a
hospital after what authorities characterized as an overdose of
prescription medication.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-27-08 1629EDT


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