Post Falls toddler dies from abuse; babysitter charged

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 8 at 11:29 PM

POST FALLS, ID. -- Post Falls Police announced Friday the arrest of a 25-year-old babysitter who admitted to abusing a child because he wet his pants.

Amanda Leann Skogen, 25, was arrested without incident Friday and charged with First Degree Murder, according to police. She was booked into the Kootenai County Jail.

The 3-year-old boy, Cohen Johnson, died at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Skogen initially told investigators she she was removing Cohen's urine soaked clothes when he went "limp" and unresponsive on Monday. She later admitted she shoved Cohen, causing him to hit his head, because she was frustrated.

 

 

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