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Mother accused of child abuse after infant’s death

August 7, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of child abuse after her 4-month-old daughter was found dead has been given a $25,000 cash-only bond.

The Argus Leader reports that 22-year-old Angelia Mikeayla-Gabriel Berg, of Sioux Falls, is facing charges of abuse or cruelty to a minor and causing a child to be present where meth is used. Authorities say Berg and her boyfriend were taken into custody after Berg allegedly admitted to drinking tequila all night and meth was discovered on her boyfriend.

Judge Sara Pokela on Monday set bond under the conditions that Berg abstain from alcohol and not have contact with anyone under the age of 18.

An autopsy didn’t determine the cause of the infant’s death. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says officials are waiting on additional tests.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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