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20-year-old mother arrested, charged in daughter's death

Posted: 6:03 PM, Oct 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 22:03:55Z

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana State Police arrested a mother for allegedly battering and killing her 7-month-old daughter.

Anna Prewitt-Byers, 20, of Nashville, Indiana, was arrested on a warrant on the suspicion of aggravated battery and battery resulting in the death of a person less than 14 years old. Monroe County Circuit Court issued the warrant for Prewitt-Byer on Wednesday.

State Police and Indiana Department of Child Services began their investigation into Prewitt-Byers after her child was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital on April 18 for several injuries.

In a press release, State Police said their investigation led to probable cause to believe that she was responsible for her daughter’s death.