Suburban St. Louis woman accused in toddler daughter's death

5 years 1 month 6 days ago Tuesday, August 18 2015 Aug 18, 2015 Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:57:57 AM CDT August 18, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FESTUS (AP) - A St. Louis-area woman has been accused of having a role in her toddler daughter's April death.

Festus Police Chief Timothy Lewis said 21-year-old Taylor Lynn Fast was charged with second-degree murder, abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death, and first-degree child endangerment.

Lewis said Layla Marie Fast was younger than 2 years old and had been beaten but was not taken by her mother for treatment. Investigators said Fast claimed that a spider bite had rendered her daughter unconscious.

Fast's boyfriend already had been accused of abusing Fast's 3-year-old son, who police said sustained a broken leg.

Online court records did not show whether Fast had an attorney Tuesday.

 

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