An 18-month-old Joplin girl who never regained consciousness after being hospitalized last week died during the weekend.
Ada Bowman was on life support since being taken to a Kansas City hospital on July 31 from her home near Joplin. The cause of her death on Saturday has not been determined.
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Jasper County Sheriff Ken Copeland said the girl’s 22-year-old mother, Gina L. Salazar, was arrested Saturday after being allowed to see her daughter. She was charged Thursday with endangerment of the girl’s life and hindering prosecution.
Salazar’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Bryant L. Sykes Jr., has been jailed since Wednesday, charged with first-degree assault.
The Associated Press