Two arrested in Broken Bow toddler death

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

(Broken Bow, Neb.)-  An investigation into the November 2013 death of a 20-month old boy has led to the arrest of two Broken Bow women on charges of Second Degree Murder and Child Abuse Leading to the Death of a Child.

The Nebraska State Patrol says on November 17, 2013,  20-month-old Noah J. Pryce was taken to the hospital in Broken Bow. Police were notified by the hospital that the boy's injuries were suspicious.  Noah was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and then to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.  The state patrol says Noah Pryce died of his injuries on November 22, 2013.

The state patrol investigation determined the toddler suffered a life threatening injury on November 17, while in the care of 23-year-old Brittney Pryce and 50-year-old Diane Hill at Pryce's home.  Brittney Pryce and her husband Richard Pryce were the guardians of Noah Pryce who was a ward of the State of Nebraska. 

Brittney Pryce and Diane Hill were arrested on March 25 for the toddler's death.