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Hinesville woman charged in child's death
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A Hinesville woman is charged with felony murder and cruelty to children for the death Monday of a 3-year-old girl.
Luyinga Isabel Koutangni-Henriques turned herself in to authorities Thursday, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Doug Snider.
Snider said police responded to a home in the Griffin Park subdivision shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday regarding an unresponsive child. Emergency medical workers took the girl to Liberty Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy was performed Tuesday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah. A warrant was later issued for the woman’s arrest, police say.
Capt. James Reid said the victim, Chiarai Dotson, was the child of Koutangni-Henriques’ live-in boyfriend. Reid said the boyfriend is not under investigation or charged with any crimes.
Koutangni-Henriques has three biological children, two of who are now under the care of the Liberty County Department of Family and Child Services. Her third child is an adult.
Patty Leon contributed
to this story

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