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Mom kills daughter, attempts to kill entire family in Christmas Day massacre

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Connie Villa, 35, of Casa Grande, Ariz. was arrested on Dec. 29 by Casa Grande police and charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of her 13-year-old daughter, and also charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder in the attempted murders of her ex-husband and three younger children.

The murder and attempted murders all took place on Christmas Day, according to

The bad mom was taken into custody after being released from a Phoenix medical center where she was being treated for “self-inflicted stab wounds.”

Her 13-year-old daughter, Aniarael Macias, was found dead in the bathroom of the family’s apartment on Wednesday night after 33-year-old Adam Villa called 911 to report he had been stabbed and was driving to the hospital, he said.

Police in Casa Grande said that Villa tried killing her three younger children, ages 3, 5 and 8, by forcing them to ingest prescription narcotics.

After poisoning the kids, police say Villa “lured ex-husband Adam Villa” to her apartment where she stabbed him several times before he made his escape and called 911 while driving himself to the hospital.

Once police arrived on the scene, they had to break into Villa’s apartment where the crazed mom was discovered with several self-inflicted stab wounds and holding a knife to her chest. She had her three younger children by her side.

Police managed to contain the mother and then discovered the dead 13-year-old daughter in the bathroom.

Police didn't see any obvious signs of trauma to Aniarael Macias’ body and were unable to determine the 13-year-old’s cause of death.

An autopsy conducted Saturday by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office didn’t identify a cause of death.

Police say that they’re waiting for toxicology reports to come back for Macias and the three younger children.

The three children also were taken to the hospital for evaluation, where initial tests found they had trace amounts of opiates in their system.

Ultimately, the three younger children survived the poisoning attempt and are all currently doing well in the care of their father’s family.

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