Olinger charged with murder
Chelsea Olinger Mugshot
(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato mother who allegedly abused her toddler, leading to the baby’s death has been charged with murder.
Amended charges of felony second and third-degree murder were filed against Chelsea Rae Olinger, 27, on Monday in Blue Earth County Court. Olinger is still charged with second-degree assault. A charge of malicious punishment of a child was also added.
A criminal complaint indicated the 16-month old child died of complications of multiple blunt force injuries. The baby’s manner of death was listed as a homicide.