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Angele Cargile says she was at home when she found out Roderick Jackson, her former boyfriend and man accused of killing her 1 year old daughter N'kia, had entered a guilty plea - three weeks before he was set to go to trial. Angele Cargile says she was at home when she found out Roderick Jackson, her former boyfriend and man accused of killing her 1 year old daughter N'kia, had entered a guilty plea - three weeks before he was set to go to trial.
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Angele Cargile tells News 9 not a day goes by that she doesn't think about her precious baby girl who died in April of 2012.

She says she just wishes she could have been in the courtroom to represent her during the plea deal hearing.

But she says she and her family did not know about it until they saw it on our Friday night newscast.

"He didn't take just one life, he took two," said Cargile, who is now trying to regain custody of her 5 year old son, who was put into protective custody during the case.

Angele Cargile says she was at home when she found out Roderick Jackson, her former boyfriend and man accused of killing her 1 year old daughter N'kia, had entered a guilty plea - three weeks before he was set to go to trial.

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"I was livid," said Shaminka Cargile, who is Angele's cousin.

She says she wishes someone with the DA's office would have contacted them.

Oklahoma County DA David Prater says they did send letters to the last known addresses of all the family members involved, and he doesn't know why they never received it. Prater also says the family never called or contacted them.

"We never received a letter," said Shaminka Cargile. "That's it! We just never received a letter."

Angele admits she did move shortly after the death of her daughter, and did not contact the DA's office about the move.

In fact, both Angele and Shaminka say they didn't call because they didn't think the DA's office would talk to them about Rodererick Jackson's case.

"We've never been through nothing like this before," said Shaminka Cargile. "So we wouldn't know what to do!"

Roderick Jackson did apologize the N-kia's biological father, Jason Watts, who was at the hearing.

The Cargiles just wish they could have heard him say "I'm sorry" too.

"Because he took something from us so precious," said Shaminka. "I just wanted him to know how that makes us feel."

Though N'kia is gone, her family says she will never be forgotten.

"From the blankets, to her clothes, to the pictures that we keep in our house," said Shaminka Cargile. "She's definitely with us. She will never go away."

And N'kia's mother is now ready to move on.

"I feel justice was served correctly," said Angele Cargile. "But I just feel that it took them 2 years to get him to come out and say he actually did it."

Roderick Jackson did receive a suspended life sentence. He will spend at least 35 years in prison.

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