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Woodbury woman guilty of killing daughter, 5, seriously injuring son, 6, during tirade in street

A judge has convicted a woman with a history of mental illness of fatally attacking her 5-year-old daughter and injuring the girl's older brother in the street outside their Woodbury home more than two years ago.

Sadiyo I. Mohamed, 34, was found guilty in Washington County District Court of second-degree murder and second-degree assault in connection with the attacks with a foot-long metal pole on May 26, 2021. She was convicted following a bench trial, during which the facts were agreed to by the defense and prosecution, and the decision was rendered by Judge Douglas Meslow.

The bench trial is now entering a second phase, which could result in the judge reaching a verdict later this year of not guilty by reason of mental illness, which would lead to Mohamed being civilly committed indefinitely to a secure hospital run by the state Department of Human Services.


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