Mom Who Allegedly Solicited Donations for 'Make-a-Wish' Daughter Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Her
Kelly Turner allegedly mentioned Munchausen by proxy syndrome to investigators.
成人小视频appA Colorado mother accused of murdering her young daughter — and making her the recipient of charitable donations from organizations such as the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” — has pleaded not guilty.
During a virtual court hearing on Wednesday, a lawyer for Kelly Renee Turner, 43, of Douglas County, , the Denver Post reports.
成人小视频app Turner said little during her court appearance, which was linked by video to the Douglas County Detention Facility where she is being held in lieu of $250,000, CBS Denver reports.
The charges came after Turner’s daughter, 7-year-old Olivia Gant, who became known as “Batgirl” after she dressed up for a Make-A-Wish event, died in 2017 of what Turner claimed was intestinal failure.
成人小视频appIn 2019, first-degree murder, child abuse, theft, charitable fraud, attempt to influence a public servant and second-degree forgery, online jail records show.
成人小视频appHer three-week trial is scheduled to begin on May 3, 2021.
Starting in 2012, Turner began saying that her daughter was ill.
成人小视频appEventually she claimed that her daughter had been diagnosed with neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy, which caused her to have intestinal failure.
On a GoFundMe page she launched that raised nearly $23,000, Turner wrote her daughter was born prematurely and suffered from autism, seizure disorder, developmental delays and a tumor, among other health problems.
The two received widespread media attention for Olivia’s , including riding in a police patrol car and spraying water on a fire as a firefighter.
The and DaVita Inc., a Denver-based dialysis company, helped Olivia to save the Disney princesses Bella and Ariel.
Investigators began looking into the case in 2018 after Turner brought her other daughter to the hospital saying she was suffering from , according to an indictment obtained by 9 News.
成人小视频appAuthorities exhumed Olivia’s body in 2018. An autopsy showed no evidence that she died of intestinal failure, according to an indictment against Turner.
The cause of death was inconclusive, however.
The indictment alleges that Turner stopped her medical care in the girl’s final weeks, allowing her to die, 9 News reports.
成人小视频appThe indictment shows that several of the girl’s doctors told investigators they did not .
It also shows that during the investigation, , where a caretaker exaggerates or induces illness in a child for attention and sympathy.
According to the indictment, Turner allegedly admitted to fabricating the second child’s cancer but maintained she had been telling the truth about Olivia.
Turner is also accused of defrauding the Medicaid system of more than $538,000, the indictment says, 9 News reports.
成人小视频appHer attorney did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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