Shocking details have been revealed after the 7-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her mother in the “cruelest” murder prosecutors have ever seen

A MOTHER who murdered her seven-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 53 years in prison as shocking details of the case are revealed.

Willow Nevaeh Banks was found dead with horrific wounds at her mother’s home in Galesburg, Illinois in January 2021.

The young girl suffered numerous stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the back of her head

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The young girl suffered numerous stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the back of her headPhoto credit: WQAD
Hazel Ivy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and insane in June and will serve her full 53-year sentence

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Hazel Ivy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and insane in June and will serve her full 53-year sentencePhoto credit: Galesburg Police Department

The young girl had been stabbed multiple times, had blunt force trauma to the back of her head and injuries consistent with strangulation, her autopsy showed.

Detectives found blood on her bed and on the hallway floor from the girl’s bedroom to her mother’s.

A sharp knife was also found in Willow’s bedroom.

Her autopsy also revealed a number of older injuries before her death.

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Knox County Prosecutor Jeremy Karlin told Tri States Public Radio that the crime was the “most gruesome crime” he had seen in his 30-year career.

Police were alerted after Willow’s mother Hazel Ivy, 31, sent a picture of her seven-year-old daughter’s body to someone she knew.

They called the police and first responders arrived at Ivy’s home around 3:30 a.m. on January 24, 2021.

When authorities arrived, Ivy simply opened the door to the apartment and said, “She’s upstairs,” according to the Missing Persons Awareness Network NFP.

She later reportedly told police that she “freaked out.”

They found Willow’s body in a bedroom.

Investigators have since discovered that Willow was not previously enrolled in the school.

The Office of Children and Family Services relocated Willow’s siblings.

An obituary said: “Willow was a lively, outgoing child whose smile was contagious. She loved to sing and dance, a happy girl who was up for anything!”

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“Willow has touched the hearts of many with her zest for life. We cherish our many memories for the brief gifts they were.”

Ivy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in June but is mentally ill and will serve her full 53-year sentence.

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“Willow was a lively, outgoing kid whose smile was contagious. She loved to sing and dance, a happy girl ready for anything!’Photo credit: WQAD
They found the body of Willow Nevaeh Banks, 7, in the upstairs bedroom of an apartment in the Cedar Creek Place public housing complex in Galesburg, Illinois

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They found the body of Willow Nevaeh Banks, 7, in the upstairs bedroom of an apartment in the Cedar Creek Place public housing complex in Galesburg, IllinoisPhoto credit: WQAD

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