Illinois foster mom charged in death of 4-year-old
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — A Livingston County grand jury has indicted a former foster mother on two counts of murder in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl under her care.
Livingston County state’s attorney Seth Uphoff says 29-year-old Heather Lamie was arrested at her Kankakee County home late Friday evening.
She’s charged in the death of Kianna Russell. The girl died in May 2011 at a Peoria hospital, a day after an ambulance was called to the Cullom home where the girl lived with Heather Lamie and her husband, Joshua Lamie.
The death later was ruled a homicide. The death certificate lists blunt trauma and brain injuries as the cause of death.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (http://tinyurl.com/lmg8llj ) Lamie also was charged with one count of endanger the life and health of a child.