BUFFALO, NY-- The East Amherst woman convicted of murdering her eight-year-old daughter plead guilty Tuesday to another charge relating to the death of the little girl.
In addition to the murder charge conviction, Candace Cartagena, 35, plead guilty to Offering A False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. Cartagena reportedly filed a false 2010 income tax return, claiming she had three dependent children. At the time, Cartagena had already murdered her daughter Bianca. She also claimed two boys; ages seven and nine. However, the boys were children to another woman.
Cartagena now faces a maximum of four years in prison for those charges, in addition to 15 years to life for the murder conviction.