TODDLER KILLED: Mom Charged With Murder

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An Oskaloosa mother accused of killing her 18-month old daughter was charged Tuesday.

Alicia Ritenour is charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death.

Police were called to the 20-year-old’s apartment on January 24th on a report of an unresponsive infant.

Police say 18-month old Ava Ritenour was already deceased when they arrived and had been for some time.

An autopsy found the girl died of trauma to the head and the death was declared a homicide.

Ritenour is being held in the Mahaska County jail on a $25,000 bond.


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