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.
When Amanda, known as Mandi, was young, her parents divorced, so Vickie raised her daughter as a single mother. By all accounts, she did a great job. Amanda graduated from Delta High School in Delta, OH, in 2012. She then went on to study for a nursing degree at Defiance College.