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Woman charged in death of an infant at Iowa home daycare

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LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — A 56-year-old Davenport woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an infant at an in-home day care last year.

Angela Marxen was arrested and charged Thursday and was being held without bond in the Scott County Jail.

LeClaire Police Chief Shane Themas said officers responded to the day care on Feb. 5, 2020, and found a 5-month-old girl unresponsive.

The child was taken to an Iowa City hospital, where she died four days later. Marxen was the sole daycare provider at the home.

An autopsy found the girl died from blunt force trauma to the head and investigators determined the injuries were not accidental.

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