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NY funeral for Connecticut woman killed in DC car chase

FILE - This 2011 phoprovided by Dr. Barry Weiss from website Advanced Periodontics Hamden Conn. shows former employee Miriam Carey.

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. The 34-year-old Carey was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House. Her funeral service is planned for Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — About 90 mourners have paid their respects in Brooklyn to a young woman killed by police in Washington after she tried to ram her vehicle through a White House barrier.

Miriam Carey was dressed in white, and lay in a white, open casket Tuesday at a funeral chapel. A woman sobbed loudly as the casket was wheeled out for the trip to a Long Island cemetery.

The dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., is survived by her 1-year-old daughter, who was in the vehicle during the Oct. 3 car chase through the streets of Washington.

Carey had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis. Authorities say she believed President Barack Obama was monitoring her electronically.



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