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Mother Checking Facebook When 22 Month Old Daughter Struck By Van

Aurora- The mother of 22 month old Laniece Fletcher admitted to being on Facebook when her daughter was struck and run-over by a van in a nearby parking lot. She had a pulse and was breathing when she arrived at the Aurora Children’s Hospital by later died.

 

Karen Pena, 30, was on the second floor of her apartment checking Facebook when the incident occured. According to authorities, Pena first stated that her children had gone outside to play at a neighbors home. She later stated that she told her kids to play in their yard, inside of a fenced area of that condo.

 

Pena is being held on a $50,000. The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office charged Pena with child abuse resulting in death and child abuse.

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As a former Assistant U.S Attorney, I have had experience in many cases like this. These are very serious charges and this person needs a very good attorney experienced in federal criminal charges.