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Olinger charged with murder

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(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.


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