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Kimberly McKaveney who killed her daughter hangs herself at SCI Muncy this morning

For better understanding of the case, here is a few of her past stories-and a brief

She sat passively as a prosecutor showed, one by one, the slides of her daughter’s chest wounds and slashed throat, but it wasn’t until an Allegheny County jury yesterday convicted Kimberly McKaveney of first-degree homicide that she hung her head and cried.

Ms. McKaveney, 41, faces an automatic life sentence for the stabbing death of her 20-year-old daughter at a busy park not far from their Monroeville home.

A 12-year-old dirt biker discovered the body of Jennifer McKaveney on Sept. 16, 2005, near a wooded trail in Beechwood Park. She suffered three fatal wounds to the chest that punctured her heart, lung and ribs and a fatal slash to her throat.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2006/12/02/Mother-found-guilty-of-killing-child/stories/200612020133

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2007/03/07/Mother-gets-life-behind-bars/stories/200703070137

Here is the statement from the DOC

SCI Muncy Reports Inmate Death

Muncy, PA – State Correctional Institution at Muncy Superintendent Robert Smith reports the death of an inmate.

At 10:40 AM today, an inmate on the housing unit notified officers that her cellmate, Kimberly McKaveney, was unresponsive in their cell. Officers responded immediately and began CPR.  CPR was continued until paramedics arrived.  McKaveney was pronounced dead at 11:00 AM by paramedics through a Muncy Valley Hospital physician.

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Lycoming County coroner will conduct an investigation.  The official cause of death will be determined by the county coroner’s office.

McKaveney, 52, was committed to the DOC by Allegheny County on January 1, 2008.  She was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

Facility staff notified the inmate’s next of kin.

Media contact:  Troy Edwards, 570-546-3171 ext. 324.
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