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Posted: Thursday, 05 June 2014 12:35PM

Wichita Child Abuse Case Now a Murder

WICHITA - A three-year-old Wichita girl has died, and police suspect child abuse.

On Monday evening, emergency crews were called to the Falcon Pointe Apartments in the 4200 block of S. Hydraulic, where a child was not breathing. About an hour later, medical personnel notified police that she was a victim of possible child abuse. Emma Krueger was only able to survive for another two days; she died on Wednesday evening at Wesley Medical Center.

Upon her death, the girl's 24-year-old mother and the mother's 23-year-old boyfriend were re-booked on felony murder charges; they had originally been held for child abuse and child endangerment.

The little girl had suffered bruising and head trauma; police believe the abuse had been occurring for at least one month. This is Wichita's 10th homicide of 2014.

Family and friends of the victim have set up a Facebook page: Prayers For Emma.


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06/05/2014 12:41PM
Wichita Child Abuse Case Now a Murder
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