The mother of a murdered child says she wants to see her daughter again.
Kerri Cagle said she wants her daughter, Lola, to have the chance to have her own funeral.
Lola was murdered in March 2016 by her mother, Kristina, and her boyfriend, Christopher.
A court has heard that the couple, who had a long history of domestic violence, had a brief argument in April and May and then broke up.
But Kristina said she and her partner Christopher would not get back together again.
The pair broke up and a new relationship was not in the cards.
Kristina told police that Lola had been on the run since her disappearance.
Christopher and Lola’s sister, Laura, said Lola was the sweetest, most intelligent, and caring girl they knew.
Lora was last seen by a friend who drove to the apartment where she lived in the town of Elkins, near Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Christopher was found guilty of murder in December, but the conviction was overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
The court also ordered Christopher to undergo a DNA testing, but he refused.
Kristin and Lizzie Cagle, who have been caring for Kristina since Lola died, said they have no plans to get Lola back, even if she is still alive.
“We don’t want her to have to have another chance,” Kristin said.
“She would be proud.”
The family is also considering a civil suit against the judge, as well as a petition to have Kristina removed from office.
Kristine Cagle was not at the court hearing and could not be reached for comment.