CALGARY -- A mother accused of strangling her teenage daughter wept Friday when a judge ruled the woman is too ill to face a second trial.

Aset Magomadova, 43, was wheeled into a Calgary courtroom on a gurney. She has been diagnosed with an "aggressive" type of cervical cancer.

"The accused will never be cured of her cancer. Her life expectancy is short," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Suzanne Bensler.