Grand jury indicts mother with murder, more for death of 1-year-old baby

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A woman who was originally charged with manslaughter following the death of 1-year-old baby Mila Whipple is facing more serious charges following a grand jury indictment.

The indictment charges mother Leslie A. Finch, with two counts second degree murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, reckless assault of a child, assault in the first degree, two counts of second degreemila whipple, salamanca 1-year-oldassault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Police investigated the death of the 1-year-old child in both April and May, and came to the conclusion that the child’s mother hit the child.

Since her arraignment where Finch was jailed on $100,000 bond, she has since posted bond. Finch will be scheduled to be arraigned again.

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