Mom From Spring On Trial For Daughter's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Spring woman charged after the death of her preschooler faces trial in a case that led to a more aggressive approach by Child Protective Services to investigate alleged sexual abuse.

Jury selection was underway Monday in the Houston trial of Abigail Young. Prosecutors say she failed to prevent injuries that led to last June's death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson, who suffered a fractured skull.

A doctor, weeks before Emma died, diagnosed the child with genital herpes and notified CPS. A CPS investigator found no signs of sexual abuse. The girl was not removed from the home.

Young is charged with injury to a child by omission. Her boyfriend, Lucas Coe, faces trial later on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.


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