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Murder suspect commits suicide in Minnesota jail

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Villanova University professor charged with killing her baby daughter with a kitchen knife apparently committed suicide in jail by putting a plastic garbage bag over her head, authorities said.

Mine Ener was found unconscious Saturday with the bag over her head while lying on a mattress in a common area outside a group of cells, Sheriff Bob Fletcher said.

She was being held on a charge of second-degree murder after allegedly cutting the throat of her 6-month-old daughter, Raya Donagi, during a visit to her mother's St. Paul home earlier this month.

The 38-year-old history professor told police she couldn't bear seeing her daughter, who had Down syndrome, go through life suffering.