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Mother Charged in Daughter's Death

Plainview girl, 8, was set to be flower girl in wedding.

A Plainview mother was charged with manslaughter Sunday in the death of her disabled daughter.

Police said that Veronica Cirella, 31, would be arraigned at her bedside at Nassau University Medical Center, where she was taken after being found Saturday in her Shelly Court home.

Police were summoned to the home at midday where they found Julie Cirella, 8, dead, and the mother lying semiconscious on the floor nearby.

The girl was disabled and used a wheelchair. She was supposed to serve as a flower girl at her cousin’s wedding on Saturday.

Members of the wedding party appeared at the home Saturday afternoon as police waited for a warrant to search the home.

twocents July 24, 2011 at 04:48 PM
if mommy had really wanted to kill herself she would not have made such a half... attempt. no pertinent material yet posted.
Lisa Krebs Borgen July 24, 2011 at 04:56 PM
This story is devastating on so many levels. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Fajr JavidFoundation July 24, 2011 at 09:31 PM
As a mother who lost a child in an accident I cant understand how is this possible.I know a classmate of Julie,she is beside her self & it opened a new door of distress on her(she is in the same class Julie).Things don't make seance.My deepest sympathies to the entire family.We are on the other hand trying to save lives,plz check us on the web, www.fajrjavidfoundation.com ........

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