Former Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby used a noose to strangle 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, officials revealed today during the confessed killer's sentencing.
Huckaby, 29, pleaded guilty last month to first degree murder and kidnapping "with enhancements" to avoid the death penalty.
Today in court, a sobbing Huckaby apologized to Sandra's family, saying: "I should not have taken her from you."
"I owe you an explanation. But I still cannot understand why I did what I did," she said.