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Jury Convicts Waremburg Of Trying To Kill Daughter
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 15, 2006

PEKIN, ILLINOIS--A jury needed less than an hour and a half of deliberations to find Kellie A. Waremburg guilty of trying to kill her four-year-old daughter, Lexus Fuller.

The 33-year-old woman faces up to 60 years in prison when she is sentenced in a couple of months for the June 21 crime.

Waremburg admitted to giving Lexie a combination of sleeping pills and other depressant drugs to her daughter -- who has cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability, and is blind -- to get her "to go to sleep and not wake up."

Waremburg's attorneys argued that she was alone, broke and legally insane when she tried to kill Lexie, who has since turned five years old and now lives with her father, Scott Fuller.

Lexus Fuller's near overdose is similar to the case of Katie McCarron, 3, who had autism and was suffocated to death on May 13 in Morton, roughly 13 miles away from the Waremburg residence.

Katie's mother, Dr. Karen McCarron, reportedly confessed to police that she held a plastic trash bag over her daughter's head to "end the pain" of dealing with her autism.

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