Prosecutors seek death penalty for woman accused of killing ex-lover's daughter

2-year-old girl found dead in bathtub; Woman's note cites Bible

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty for a South Florida woman accused of killing her ex-partner's 2-year-old daughter after leaving a bizarre note citing a Bible story.

A court filing made by the state attorney's office this week announced prosecutors' intentions regarding Kymberley Lucas, who is being held without bond awaiting trial in the May killing.

Lucas is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Elliana Lucas-Jamason, who was found in a bathtub, and attempted first-degree murder of the child's 10-year-old brother, who police said was drugged.

In a note found by police, Lucas cited the Old Testament story of Abraham, who prepared to kill his son Isaac under orders from God, only to be told at the last minute to stop. The note, which police said Lucas left, said she was "touched" by a sermon she heard in church.

Lucas' attorney previously said his client's 21-year relationship with the girl's mother recently ended.

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