Police: Grandmother charged in death of Omaha toddler

Police say the boy was in his grandmother's care on Oct. 7 when he was found unresponsive and taken to an Omaha hospital, where he died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha say the grandmother of a child who died at a hospital last October has been arrested in his death. Police announced on Friday in a news release that 47-year-old Carmella Star, of Omaha, had been booked and charged with child abuse by negligence resulting in the death of 20-month-old Asann Star.

Police say the boy was in his grandmother’s care on Oct. 7 when he was found unresponsive and taken to an Omaha hospital, where he died. Police have not said what caused the boy’s death and said the investigation is ongoing.

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