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ME's report says 8-year-old Amaria Osby was going to be taken from mom now accused of her murder

CBS Chicago
January 4, 2023

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Amaria Osby was the 8-year-old girl murdered by her mother in an Uptown residence for "loving her father too much".

We have now uncovered new documents that may reveal there may have been more to the motive behind Amaria's murder.

As CBS 2's Chris Tye reported Tuesday night, Amaria - who died at age 8 - was on the radar of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as early as age 3. The department admitted rules were not followed in this case - but we're learning the story told to us for eight months may be a very different than the one told to the mother now facing murder charges.

Last May, Amaria's mom, Andreal Hagler, tried to get her to drink bleach. Hagler later admitted to suffocating Amaria with a plastic bag - because "she loved her father more."

Just hours earlier, Amaria and her mom were visited at their Uptown apartment by state child welfare workers from DCFS.

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