Casselberry, FL – We last reported on Nioshka Bello after she was accused of strangling her 2-year-old daughter with her bra. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to life in prison.
Back in 2009, 24-year-old Bello and her daughter, Janessa Sandoval (cute kid), were living in a home with her mother and stepfather. They were moving out the next day and Bello was not going with them. She attempted to get back with her daughter’s father but an argument ensued when he refused to take her back.
Jobless and possibly homeless, Bello decided she could fix the situation by killing herself and her daughter. After taking Benadryl and Tylenol, Bello took off her bra and used it to strangle her daughter who was sleeping on the bed they shared.
A few days after being taken into custody on a charge of first-degree murder, Bello was found incompetent to stand trial and admitted into a state mental hospital where she once again tried killing herself, and once again failed. This was not out of the ordinary, really, as Bello has a history of failed suicide attempts dating back to when she was 15-years-old.
Last November, a judge reviewed her medical records and ruled that she was well enough to proceed with a trial for her murder charge. This trial lasted only three days and took the jury a mere two hours to hand down a guilty verdict. The most damning piece of evidence against her, aside from the dead child, was the confession she made to police a few hours after her arrest.
Since prosecutors were not seeking the death penalty, the judge immediately sentenced her to life in prison. Now maybe someone can show Bello how to tie a knot so she can finally achieve the goal she’s been trying to reach for the last decade.Tags: bra, Crime, Florida, mental illness, Nioshka Bello, Strangulation