Calgarian Aset Magomadova was sentenced to three years probation Thursday morning for strangling her 14-year-old daughter Aminat with a scarf in 2007.

The Crown had sought a 12-year prison term for the woman.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio convicted Magomadova of manslaughter last October, ruling the strangling of her daughter was not self-defence, but it also wasn’t second-degree murder as no intent was proven.

“Justice LoVecchio put a lot of thought and consideration into the decision,” said Crown prosecutor Mac Vomberg. “Now it’s time to sit back and take a closer review of the decision.

This is a case where there’s no winners, it’s a lose-lose situation but there was no reason to send Aset to jail.” Marilyn Millions, who helped bring the family to Canada, said she hopes more cases like this can be prevented.

“Hopefully mental health services for young people and help for their family will be improved so that other situations will not fall through the cracks as Aminat did,” she said.

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