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New trial date set for women accused in 12-year-old’s death

March 27, 2019

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Another trial starting date has been set for two southeast Iowa women accused of not providing enough nutrition to the son of one of them, contributing to his death.

Des Moines County court records say 37-year-old Amber McIntosh-Crear and 41-year-old Bobbie Crear, of West Burlington, have pleaded not guilty to child endangerment resulting in injury. Their original trial date was Nov. 14, and then it was delayed to Tuesday. Last week it was delayed until May 7.

The women are accused of not providing enough nutrition to 12-year-old Rylan McIntosh, who died in September 2017. Authorities say the boy’s medical conditions required that he be fed a nutrition drink through a tube to his stomach. An autopsy report lists the cause of his death as undetermined.

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