A Murdered Ohio Mother Used Her Last Words To Name Her Alleged Killer And Help Police Find Her Son

One March morning, police arrive at an Ohio home to a shocking sight. A young mother has been shot in the chest and she doesn’t have long to live. But with her dying breath, she utters a name. Will it lead the officers to her killer?

Amanda Mangas was born in the northern Ohio city of Defiance on October 14, 1993. Her mother, Vickie Mangas-Eckenrode, had been trying for a baby for eight years. When Amanda finally came along, Vickie believed that her daughter was a God-given gift.

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