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RICHLAND, Wash. -

(AP) - A Washington woman has pleaded not guilty to allegations that she caused the death of a toddler she was hired to care for last year.
    
The Tri-City Herald reports 29-year-old Jocelyn M. Bellon was arraigned Thursday in the death of 2-year-old David T. Schreiber. Bellon is charged with first-degree manslaughter.
    
She was alone with David and his 3-month-old brother for about 1 ½ hours in July 2016 when she called the mother, saying the toddler was choking. The mother then called 911.
    
Doctors determined that David had a skull fracture caused by significant force and hemorrhages in both eyes, and that the injuries occurred within minutes or hours of when the ambulance arrived.
    
Bellon came to court on a summons, and remains out of custody on her personal recognizance.
    
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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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6/15/2017 12:47:17 PM (GMT -7:00)

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