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Northland woman indicted for murder in child's drowning death

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Aushena Warren, 30, faces the charge following the grand jury’s decision on Monday. (Platte County Prosecutor's Office) Aushena Warren, 30, faces the charge following the grand jury’s decision on Monday. (Platte County Prosecutor's Office)
PLATTE CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Platte County grand jury has indicted a Kansas City woman on first-degree murder charges after an 8-year-old boy died in a bathtub.

Aushena Warren, 30, faces the charge following the grand jury’s decision on Monday.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd’s office charged Warren in June with abandonment of a corpse.  Zahnd said the grand jury’s indictment was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Kansas City Police Department.

The indictment alleges Warren caused the death of the boy by drowning him. Court documents filed in June indicated that police arrived at a home in the 5800 block of North London Avenue on June 13, 2017, where paramedics had declared the boy dead.

A witness said he had left for work earlier that morning, leaving two children with Warren.  The witness later received a FaceTime call from one of the children, saying he could not find Warren.  The witness returned home to find the 8-year-old boy, wearing underwear and socks, lying unresponsive in a bathtub full of water.

Court documents further state that Warren jumped from the Bond bridge just before 10 a.m. on June 13.  She survived the fall and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Warren is being held in the Platte County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond.  If convicted, the sentence for first-degree murder is life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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