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Daughter Dies, Mom Indicted

A Toledo, Ohio woman has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the death of her 10-year-old daughter from diabetic ketoacidosis. On Wednesday, October 1, 1997, a Lucas County grand jury brought the charges against Robin Turner. Her daughter Karrie died some three months earlier. Police investigating Karrie's death said that the mother was negligent, failing to ensure that required blood sugar testing was performed and failing to take Karrie to periodic doctor's exams.

In the days immediately before her death, Karrie's blood sugar was checked only sporadically, in spite of readings that "spiking out of control," accoding to a report in The Blade, Toledo's newspaper. Investigators feel that if Karrie's blood sugar had been properly monitored and doctors consulted, her death would have been avoided.

Posted 11 Oct 97

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