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Mom Gets 20 Years In Daughter's Strangling Death

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A woman who admitted strangling her 18-year-old daughter on a college campus was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

Stacy Pagli, 38, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter. She was originally charged with second-degree murder.

The plead deal was offered after four psychiatric doctors for both sides agreed Pagli was emotionally disturbed when she strangled Marissa Pagli at Manhattanville College in Purchase last year.

Marissa Pagli, a freshman at the school, was found dead in Feb. 22, 2010 in the family's on-campus apartment. Her father, a maintenance supervisor at the college, found the body.

According to police documents, Pagli said she strangled her daughter because the 18-year-old "pushed my last button'' and was disrespectful. Authorities say Pagli attempted suicide after her daughter died.

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