VALE, N.C. — A woman has been charged in connection with the murder of a 4-year-old girl in Catawba County, North Carolina, officials say.
According to a news release from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Chelsea Crompton has been arrested and charged Friday with the murder of 4-year-old Hazel Lidey. Crompton was reportedly dating Hazel’s father.
According to a search warrant obtained by WSOC, the original call was for an overdose but once first responders arrived, they found bruises on the child. Hazel was flown to the hospital. She died four days later.
According to court records obtained by WSOC, Crompton and Hazel’s father were both home at the time.
“Our communities have been shocked by the senseless violence that caused Hazel’s death. We mourn with the Lidey family as they grieve the loss of their child. Justice for Hazel,” said CCSO Sheriff Brown in the news release.
CCSO said that Crompton was arrested at a family member’s house in Madison County, North Carolina. She is expected to make her first appearance in court on Monday.
No further information has been released.
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