Mom Gives Horrific Details of Daughter's Murder

Newser - 03-22

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(Newser) – Pennsylvania woman Sara Packer shared horrific details of the rape, murder, and dismemberment of her adopted daughter in a courtroom Wednesday—and the AP reports that she "appeared to smirk at times." Packer admitted that she hated 14-year-old Grace Packer and "wanted her to go away." reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. She said after "giving up" on the child, she drugged her and watched as boyfriend Jacob Sullivan punched her in the face and raped her. She said she told her daughter during the attack: "I can't help you anymore. This is now your life.” The couple then bound her, put a ball gag in her mouth, and left her to die in a closet in the hot attic of a Quakertown home. Packer testified that when they returned the next day to discover Grace had broken free from the zip ties, Sullivan strangled her.