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Mother of 4 Year old Girl Beaten to Death is Now Charged in the Case

COLUMBUS (Tara Morgan) -- The mother of a four year old girl beaten to death is accused of waiting three hours to get her own daughter medical attention.

Jessica Lawrence is charged with endangering children.

Lawrence is expected to face a judge Friday morning after being arrested late Thursday afternoon.

Columbus Police Sgt. John Hurst says Lawrence saw that her daughter was badly bruised after returning home from work last month but still took her daughter to run errands.

"The child was described as being lethargic unconscious basically wasn't talking wasn't able to walk," said Sgt. Hurst.

Lawrence's boyfriend of just four months, Michael McDaniel, is charged with murder in the case.

He'll be in court at the end of this month.
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