A New York mother murdered her 2-year-old daughter and then allegedly stabbed two police officers, who were trying to arrest her back in April 2018. The Westchester County District now has sentenced the woman 25 years in prison for her horrendous act.
Cynthia Arce pleaded guilty of her crime back in September. She admitted that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Gabriella Boyd.
Arce was arrested back in April 2018 after police had a struggling episode with her. When the police officer reached the house in Mamaroneck, responding to a 911 call, they found the body of Gabriella lying unconscious on the bed. When they searched the perimeter of the house, they discovered the mother with her both hands behind in a nearby room. The police officer requested her to turn in and surrender.
The officers repeatedly commanded her to comply. Suddenly she showed two large knives from the back of her hand and attacked the officers. The officers were injured but tried to subdue her with Tasers. After their attempts were futile, the third officer shot her.
The officers and paramedics at the scene tried to revive the unresponsive Gabriella but failed. She was pronounced dead at the White Plains Hospital. While the mother was treated until she recovered and was migrated to the jail.
Gabriella’s father, Stephen Boyd, was remorseful and criticized that Arce shouldn’t be called a mother. Gabriella’s parents were having a huge battle over her custody. The officials went to the house in Mamaroneck, a day before the incident to hand Gabriella to her father, but the officers were denied.
Despite killing her own daughter, Arce wasn’t regretful. She instead wrote Gabriella’s grandparents a letter mentioning that all happened because God wanted.
Westchester County District Attorney, Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. mentioned that they saw two justice after sentencing Arce 25 years in prison, justice for the young deceased girl and two commanding officers who were injured.