Police: 4-Year-Old Girl’s Head Nearly Severed By Mother

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (WBBM) – Bond was set at $5 million Sunday morning for a woman visiting from upstate New York, who has been charged with the stabbing death of her 4-year old daughter in northwest suburban Bloomingdale.

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Marci Webber of East Nassau, New York so brutally attacked her daughter – Magdalene – stabbing her in the throat, allegedly, that police say the child’s head was nearly severed.

Webber has been transferred from Adventists GlenOaks Hospital to the DuPage County Jail. After receiving treatment for several self-inflicted wounds, she’s in good condition.

A law enforcement source says Webber – who was involved in a custody fight with her daughter’s father – had been staying at her mother’s home in Bloomingdale.

Blood was smeared on a wall of the bathroom where the child’s body was found – according to the source, and several words were scrawled in it, presumably written by Webber.

  • Jackie Trotman

    What is wrong with these people. It is mostly women doing this. Doesn’t nine months of carrying a child mean anything to them. I’m going through a simular situation myself. My 5 year old nephew was killed in Zion the day after Labor day by a 35 year old nut case and then she had the nerve to give birth that same day to her seventh daughter. I will be praying for that little ones family. While you’re at it burn her at the stake.

    • Luz Padilla

      I don’t understand why a parent would do this. It is crazy. Jackie I am sori for your loss. May ur nephew rest in peace as well as these poor little defenseless kids who couldn’t fight back.

  • in time

    I should introduce her to the old man

  • Judiannne

    the system has failed these children time and time again. My abusive son, who has abused his wife and children for years has a great chance of getting custody of the son he abused the most because the child doesn’t miss as much school when he is with him. It doesn’t matter how many times he’s reported. It doesn’t matter his siblings, mother and stepmother all say the mother is the best parent, and stated it to the court. The system is skewed to protect the abusers.

  • A mom

    Horrible beyond words – made me hug my daughter a bit tighter. There isn’t a place in hell terrible enough for this monster. Stories like this that make me wish we had a punishment that fits the crime judicial system.

  • El Guapo

    May the good Lord bless and welcome that little girl.

  • Righteous Mom

    It isn’t mostly women doing this, far too many stories of men killing their children, also men killing the mother of the kids and then either killing the kids or having them live the hell of having a mom murdered. The judicial system isn’t quite right either, usually taking years and years to convict these evil human beings or letting them off on a technicality. Either way, so sorry for the little girl who lost her life, makes one want to look at the hell we put people through in bitter and senseless custody fights.

  • Irish lass

    Oh Dear God whats wrong with these people ,a poor innocent little baby .Some thing is terribly wrong with people today. Is it drugs or the food we’re eating ,to much of this is going on not to question what with society to day .I think Satan is Loose

    • Norm

      Satan is always loose. We are ALL in a daily battle, with God-given freedom to choose. Perhaps it’s best to remember, “God will not be mocked……….”

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  • Saddened

    It’s an absoluetely disgusting story and brings my mind back to the days of Susan Smith. How a mother can do this to her children when there are so many people out there who want to be parents and can’t. A life sentence is too easy for this witch. Tit for Tat isn’t such a bad idea in cases like this. I’m sure this little girl has some guardian angel to watch over her in heaven.

  • Steve

    Domestic abuse is a crime reserve for black men!

  • Psych Nurse

    Terrible….the devastating effects that untreated mental illess has on their family members….so sad! My friend’s brother snapped in 2006 and killed his daughter because of some delusional belief that God was telling him to kill her because she’s the devil and he would save the rest of the World for 2 years. These people are so sick…wish they would have sought help before it came to this.

  • Psych Nurse

    My other friend’s step son was not diagnosed properly and not treated….he is 19 and attempted suicide by dousing himself with gasoline on Oct 11th, he had severe burns to his head, face, neck, hands and has been on a vent and in a drug induced coma to withstand the many procedures to repair his wounds and restructure his nose and ears. Please say a prayer for Trevor. He’s got a long hard recovery ahead of him.

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