- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say a Belen woman has been arrested after an 11-month-old foster child allegedly died while in her care.

They say 55-year-old Stephanie Crownover is being held on a no-bond hold on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that in an autopsy report, a pathologist determined Ariza Barreras could have had pneumonia but Crownover didn’t take seek medical care for the child.

It was unclear Tuesday night if Crownover had a lawyer yet.

Sheriff’s deputies went to Crownover’s house on Sunday after she reported Barreras wasn’t breathing. The girl was dead when deputies arrived.

Crownover reportedly told deputies that she was a respite caregiver for foster children through the Children Youth and Families Department.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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