Texas dad cleared of murdering his 2-year-old daughter — the real killer will shock you Watauga Police Department
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A Texas father who faced a capital murder charge in the suffocation death of his 2-year-old daughter was cleared after it was revealed two years later by his 7-year-old son in a counseling session that the boy “killed his sister.”

Anthony Michael Sanders, 33, had been suspected of the murder since Dec. 2015, when his 2-year-old daughter, Ellie Mae Sanders, was found dead.

According to the Star-Telegram, Cassie Wright, the mother of the children, called prosecutors in August to say that that her son, who was 5 at the time of the killing, said he was responsible for his sister’s death, even describing what happened. The boy said that he hit his sister with a pillow that was too heavy to pull off of her, suffocating her.

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The boy explained that he got angry with his sister because she was interrupting him as he played computer games.

NBC Dallas Fort-Worth reported that the 7-year-old also referenced the killing — he said “he killed his sister” — during a counseling session.

The boy’s father, who denied that he was guilty from the beginning, was described as “elated” that he has been cleared of wrongdoing.

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