Seward Co. mother facing murder, abuse charges in death of three-year-old

(Liberal Police Department)
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LIBERAL, Kan. (KWCH) -- A Seward County three-year-old has died after being hospitalized for more than a week.

Officers were called to Southwest Medical Center for a report of child abuse last Sunday (Oct.28).

Child in Liberal injured, mother arrested for child abuse, attempted murder

A three-year-old girl had been brought to the emergency room by family members. Her condition deteriorated while at the hospital and life saving measures were conducted.

The girl was later air lifted to a Wichita hospital where she died Wednesday from her injuries.

Police say the child's injuries appear to be intentional. Other signs of abuse were also discovered.

The child's 20-year-old mother, Soila Cheley-Hernandez, is in custody. The Seward County Attorney's Office is seeking charges of first-degree-murder and child abuse.