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  Killer’s mom: ‘How could you not love your child?’

Records: Girl's killer 'calm, calculating'

Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby evidently planned the gruesome killing of an 8-year-old girl, taking care to place the child's lifeless body into a suitcase, according to newly released case documents. Full story

Family tries to block release of girl's autopsy

The family of an 8-year-old Northern California girl who was kidnapped, murdered and stuffed in a suitcase is trying to block the release of her autopsy report. Full story

Sandra Cantu’s family addresses killer’s plea

  In an exclusive interview, the 8-year-old California murder victim’s mother, Maria Chavez, along with her brother and sister-in-law, speak about the sentencing of former Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby.

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  Hearing ordered for girl’s accused murderer

Aug. 17: Officials in California have called for an earlier hearing for Melissa Huckaby, the woman accused of killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu earlier this year. NBC’s George Lewis reports.