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Laurel Mother Charged in Daughter's April Death

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LAUREL, Del. – Delaware State Police say a Laurel woman who was indicted on murder and abuse charges earlier this week in the death of her daughter has turned herself in to authorities.

Troopers said Detoshia Spence, 23, was indicted Monday on the following charges: first-degree murder by abuse or neglect, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of second-degree child abuse and offensive touching. The indictment came more than three months after the Division of Forensic Sciences ruled her 3-year-old daughter’s death a homicide.

According to police, Sussex County Emergency Operations received a call on April 17 just after 7:15 p.m. reporting CPR in progress. Police, fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a home in the 900 block of Daniel Street, where the child was found dead.

Following her arrest Wednesday on the aforementioned charges, Spence was ordered held in the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $111,100 cash bond.

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