Edmond Mother To Stand Trial In Foster Child's Death

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 5:59 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Edmond mother will stand trial for felony child abuse in the death of her foster daughter.

Amy Holder, 39, is charged with abusing 2-year-old Naomi Whitecrow in January of 2009. Prosecutors waited a year to file charges against Holder because the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office listed Naomi's means of death as undetermined.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation brought in a forensics expert who determined the girl died from blunt force injury to the head, abdomen and extremities.

Holder's attorney said she asked DHS to find the girl another home but her requests were ignored.