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Illinois Foster Mom Charged in Death of 4-Year-Old

PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) - A Livingston County grand jury has indicted a former foster mother on two counts of murder in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl under her care.

Livingston County state's attorney Seth Uphoff says 29-year-old Heather Lamie was arrested at her Kankakee County home late Friday evening.   She's charged in the death of Kianna Russell. The girl died in May 2011 at a Peoria hospital, a day after an ambulance was called to the Cullom home where the girl lived with Heather Lamie and her husband, Joshua Lamie.

The death later was ruled a homicide. The death certificate lists blunt trauma and brain injuries as the cause of death.  The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Lamie also was charged with one count of endanger the life and health of a child. 

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