Mother Charged in Toddler's Death in Maine

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    Auburn mother Leanna Norris, 24, charged in young daughter's death

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) - State police say a Maine woman has been charged in the death of her 2½-year-old daughter.

    Troopers say 24-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn was taken into custody Wednesday following her release from a medical center where she was receiving treatment.

    The body of her daughter, Loh Grenda, was discovered around 3 a.m. June 23 in her mother's car in Stetson. Police believe the girl was killed in the neighboring town of Newport.

    Norris was indicted last week on a murder charge.

    She was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and is due to be arraigned Friday. It was unclear Wednesday if she'd retained a lawyer.

    Autopsy results haven't been released, but the state medical examiner's office declared that the girl's death was a homicide.

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