Police: Mitchell woman confesses to fatally kicking, stomping on 5-year-old

Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 5:07 PM CDT
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A 21-year-old Mitchell woman has been charged with killing a 5-year-old after he died from abuse injuries.

Authorities say they received a call from 21-year-old Julia Lee Carter as she was headed to the emergency room because a 5-year-old boy was not breathing. Life-saving measures where initiated but the 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An autopsy indicated that the 5-year-old suffered a significant amount of blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

Carter allegedly confessed to authorities that she kicked and stomped on the 5-year-old abdomen several times.

Carter has been arrested on first-degree manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a minor charges.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.