Childree Formally Charged for Neglect Causing Death

A Huntingburg woman is formally charged in the death of an infant.

Our media partner News Now Dubois County reported 26-year-old Rachelle Childree is charged with neglect of a dependent causing death.

Prosecutors say she was babysitting a two-year-old at her Huntinburg home back in November.

Police say Childree laid the infant on a bed for a nap and came back to find the child's face covered with a blanket and not breathing.

The autopsy found the baby suffocated due to unsafe sleeping conditions.

Childree is free on bond.

A preliminary trial date was set for March 6.

She faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

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