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Parents get apology in girl’s murder

June 15, 2010

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— Tearful and trembling, a Sunday school teacher apologized in court Monday for kidnapping and murdering her young daughter’s playmate but didn’t address the main question surrounding the shocking crime that will keep her in prison for the rest of her life.

Why did she do it?

“I still cannot understand why I did what I did. This is a question I will struggle with for the rest of my life,” Melissa Huckaby said before a judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The only comfort that Huckaby offered the family of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu was that she “did not suffer, and I did not sexually molest your daughter.”

Few details of the killing were released until Monday, when a judge lifted a gag order.

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