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Mother Charged in Toddler's Death in Maine
07/03/2013 01:13 PM ET  

Troopers say 24-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn is facing charges in connection with the death of her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ State police say a Maine woman has been charged in the death of her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

Troopers say 24-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn was taken into custody Wednesday following her release from a medical center where she was receiving treatment.

The body of her daughter, Loh Grenda, was discovered around 3 a.m. June 23 in her mother's car in Stetson. Police believe the girl was killed in the neighboring town of Newport.

Norris was indicted last week on a murder charge.

She was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and is due to be arraigned Friday. It was unclear Wednesday if she'd retained a lawyer.

Autopsy results haven't been released, but the state medical examiner's office declared that the girl's death was a homicide.



 

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