- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha woman who prosecutors say let a 4-year-old in her care freeze to death will be tried in district court.

The Omaha World-Herald (https://bit.ly/1XCg5sj ) reports that Douglas County District Judge Greg Schatz ruled that there was sufficient evidence to send the case to trial during a preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutor Molly Keane said Cook committed child abuse resulting in death last month because she didn’t seek medical attention when 4-year-old Alicia Morrow was cold and barely breathing in the hours before she died.

Cook’s attorney, J. William Gallup, said Cook had fed and clothed the girl, took her to school and doctor’s appointments and cared for her like her own child.

Autopsy results say Alicia died Jan. 3 of hypothermia.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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