ID - Lyryk Altom, 20 mos, died of blunt force trauma from mother & bf, Twin Falls, Oct 2017

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  1. JerseyGirl

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    Amanda Dunlap, 23, faces eight counts of felony injury to a child, one count of misdemeanor injury to a child, and one count of murder in the first degree. She was charged shortly after the October death of her infant daughter, Lyryk Altom.

    A doctor at St. Luke’s told police he believed her head injuries were caused by non-accidental blunt force trauma.Doctors also found bruises and scratches while examining the baby, as well as several broken bones and a lacerated liver.

    Her boyfriend at the time of Lyryk’s death, Joshua Molina, was arrested in March after Dunlap told police she had previously lied about his involvement. Photos and text messages reviewed by police suggest that Molina may have physically abused the baby over a period of several months leading up to her death.

    Dunlap told police that Molina wouldn’t let her take Lyryk to see a doctor after she had a seizure on Oct. 8. She said Molina had been blowing marijuana in the baby’s face to alleviate the symptoms of her seizures and he was afraid of the legal consequences if police found out.

    Twin Falls woman accused of baby murder arraigned in district court

    Man Who Blew Marijuana Smoke Into Baby's Face To Treat Seizures Is Charged With Murder

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    Twin Falls woman accused of baby murder arraigned in district court

    "TWIN FALLS — A Twin Falls woman accused of murdering her 20-month-old baby was arraigned in district court Monday after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.

    Amanda Dunlap, 23, faces eight counts of felony injury to a child, one count of misdemeanor injury to a child, and one count of murder in the first degree. She was charged shortly after the October death of her infant daughter, Lyryk Altom....

    Her boyfriend at the time of Lyryk’s death, Joshua Molina, was arrested in March after Dunlap told police she had previously lied about his involvement.

    Photos and text messages reviewed by police suggest that Molina may have physically abused the baby over a period of several months leading up to her death, according to court documents....

    A grand jury indicted Molina in May on one count of murder in the first degree and four counts of injury to a child. A plea entry hearing for Molina is scheduled for July 30.

    A status conference for Dunlap is set for Sept. 17."

    Twin Falls woman accused of baby murder arraigned in district court

    Can someone tell me what the date on the article is? I see Mom was arraigned on a Monday - would that be July 23rd?
    TIA!
     
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    Monday, July 30th:
    *Hearing to enter plea – ID – Lyryk Altom (20 mos) (Oct. 8, 2017-taken to hospital & died Oct. 14, 2017) – only for *Joshua Molina (33) (BF) arrested & charged (March/2017) & arraigned (5/30/18) on 1st degree murder & 1 count felony injury to a child. Hearing today is to enter a plea.
    *Amanda Dunlap (23) “mom” arrested (Oct. 20, 2017) & arraigned (7/23/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder, 8 counts of felony injury to a child & 1 count of misdemeanor injury to a child. Plead not guilty.
    Waived Prelim hearing in June, 2018. Status hearing on 9/17/18.
     
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    Guess there is nothing yet on the hearing from yesterday for Molina?

    Anyone have access to Idaho court site? If so, could you post the link to see if I can get in there, so I don't have to bother you all! :D

    TIA! :)
     
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    10/09/2018 - Status Conference

    Hearing Time: 10:15 AM

    Thanks Niner for all you do!
     
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    Thanks JerseyGirl!

    Just got a google alert for this case!

    Man accused of murder and injury to child pleads not guilty

     
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    These cases just keep happening. It's so sad and disheartening that a human being could hurt an innocent baby. How can they live with watching a child suffer and die.:(
     
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    RIP Lyryk....
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    Monday, Sept. 17th:
    *Status Hearing – ID – Lyryk Altom (20 mos) (Oct. 8, 2017-taken to hospital & died Oct. 14, 2017) – only for *Amanda Dunlap (23) “mom” arrested (Oct/2017) & arraigned (7/23/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder, 8 counts of felony injury to a child & 1 count of misdemeanor injury to a child. Plead not guilty.
    Waived Prelim hearing.
    Status hearing on 9/17.

    *Joshua Molina (33) (BF) arrested & charged (March/2017) & arraigned (5/30/18) on 1st degree murder & 1 count felony injury to a child. Plead not guilty.
    Status hearing on 10/9/18.
     
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    Those pictures make my heart so heavy. Poor little thing.
     
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    Bumping up for Lyryk!

    @JerseyGirl - any updates on the court site for Dunlap? TIA! :)
     
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    I see a status conference on 1/7/19
     
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    Tuesday, Oct. 9th:
    *Status Hearing (@ 10:15am MT) – ID – Lyryk Altom (20 mos) (Oct. 8, 2017-taken to hospital & died Oct. 14, 2017) – only for *Joshua Molina (33) (BF) arrested & charged (March/2017) & arraigned (5/30/18) on 1st degree murder & 1 count felony injury to a child. Plead not guilty.
    7/31/18 Update: Plead not guilty; waived rights to a speedy trial.
    Status hearing on 10/9.

    *Amanda Dunlap (23) “mom” arrested (Oct. 20, 2017) & arraigned (7/23/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder, 8 counts of felony injury to a child & 1 count of misdemeanor injury to a child. Plead not guilty.
    Waived Prelim hearing in June, 2018.
    9/17/18 Update: Status hearing continued to 1/7/19.
     
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    Next status conference 11/19?
     
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    For Molina? and does it have the "time" of hearing? TIA! :)
     
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    Yes. 10:15am
     
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