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Woman kills 3-year-old daughter of her boyfriend after being kicked out of his house for cheating

By Mason White 10:34 AM February 4, 2015
Melinda Muniz and Grace Lillian Ford 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman in Texas, was arrested, charged and convicted of killing an innocent 3-year-old girl.

Melinda Muniz, 26, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for smothering the daughter of Mitch Ford.

The woman became angry after her fiance found racy texts on her cellphone, which she sent to another man.

Muniz killed 3-year-old Grace Lillian Ford, just hours after the child’s father, an Iraqi war veteran, told her to move out of his apartment in Plano.

Grace Lillian Ford, who also suffered serious injuries to her genitals, died three days after being removed from life support.

This week, a jury heard that Muniz told police that the child was raped and left unconscious by an intruder. However, her story kept changing until she claimed that she had amnesia and could not remember what happened.

The jury saw surveillance video, showing Muniz buying duct tape and zip ties hours before Grace Lillian Ford was found dead in her crib with the duct tape over her mouth.

Muniz acted as the caretaker of the child since her father, Mitch Ford, won full custody of her.

Mitch Ford said that he proposed to Muniz, but he broke up with her after he found that she send inappropriate pictures of herself to her personal trainer.