34-year-old Penny Boudreau has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 12-year-old daughter Karissa. Karissa's last words were "Mommy don't" as her mother pinned her to the ground. Penny then strangled her only child to death using twine.
Penny then hauled her lifeless body via car to LaHave River, dumping it there. Penny left Karissa's jeans and Winnie the Pooh underwear pulled down, thinking it may suggest her child had been sexually assaulted if her body were to be discovered.
Penny's boyfriend Vernon Macumber was the apparent motive behind the horrendous act, telling her to "choose her or me." Justice Margaret Stewart told Penny at the hearing "The words, 'Mommy, don't' are there to haunt you for the rest of your life."