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Alton woman indicted in daughter’s diabetes-related death

January 29, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been indicted in connection with her daughter’s death and is accused of trying to hide the 14-year-old’s diabetes diagnosis.

The Belleville News Democrat reports that a grand jury last week indicted 39-year-old Amber L. Hampshire of Alton on involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges. Police say Emily Hampshire died in November from serious diabetes complications when she didn’t have enough insulin.

Amber Hampshire is accused of not treating the girl’s condition and hiding it from family, school and doctors. Police say they found no evidence Hampshire ever filled her daughter’s insulin prescription.

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says the case doesn’t involve poverty or addiction. He says “there’s nothing to explain this.”

Hampshire’s attorney, John Stobbs, declined comment. Hampshire has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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