Easton Woman Indicted By Grand Jury In Connection With Child’s Death
A woman, who was arrested earlier this month in connection with the death of a one-year-old boy in Aroostook County, will stand trial for manslaughter this fall.
A Grand Jury in Aroostook County indicted 28-year-old Mariah Dobbins of Easton with one count of manslaughter.
According to State Police, the indictment comes after an investigation was conducted following the death of the child this past spring. Officers were called to a home at 311 Center Road for the report of an unresponsive child.
"The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The child was taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Augusta for an autopsy and results had been pending. The investigation continued and Detectives received the results from the OCME which ruled the child’s death as a homicide."
Authorities have not yet released what caused the boy's death.
Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesperson, Shannon Moss, says it's standard practice to investigate every death of a child in the state, regardless of the cause of death.
"The Maine State Police Major Crimes Units investigate child deaths (age three and younger) in every city and town in Maine except Bangor and Portland whose PDs investigate their own."
Authorities will not be releasing what, if any, relationship Dobbins had with the child, nor will they be releasing any information about her other family member, Moss said.
Mariah Dobbins is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, September 14.
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