MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell woman is accused of causing injuries that killed a 5-year-old boy.
Police say the 21-year-old woman has been arrested on probable charges of first-degree manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a minor.
The woman and child lived in the same home, but police haven’t said whether they are related.
Authorities say the woman brought the boy to Queen of Peace Hospital Monday night. The child died at the hospital from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Police say the woman admitted kicking the child in the stomach and stomping on his abdomen.