A mum has allegedly left her 13-year-old disabled daughter to die after she switched off her vital oxygen alarm whilst the girl’s dad was away fishing.
Elise C Nelson, from Paynesville, US, has been charged with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree manslaughter after the tragic death of her daughter Kylie Larson, the Star Tribune reported.
In case of her oxygen levels being too low, Kylie wore a pulse oximeter to monitor her oxygen levels and pulse rate which would sound an alarm if it became of a concerning level, the court was told.
Following a traumatic birth in which she had oxygen loss, the teenager required 24-hour care.
On June 20, Kylie was left with her mum whilst her dad and siblings were not at home. Allegedly, the 35-year-old silenced her daughter’s alarm twice and throughout the weekend and continued to do so, state the documents.
Whilst Kylie was at the family home with her mum, her dad had gone away to enjoy a spot of fishing.
Based on the criminal complaint, Nelson decided to completely turn off the oxygen alarm which meant that nothing “monitored the child’s oxygen saturation levels of pulse rates”.
CBS Minnesota reported that Kylie’s last pulse was recorded 6:43 am, which is six hours before her mum decided to call 911.
When the first responders arrived, the teenager was found unresponsive with blood pooling at the back of her legs.
The company has insisted that the pulse monitor which was in use had definitely been working correctly at the time.
The Midwestern Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that Kylie’s death was a result of a homicide and it was caused by her mum intentionally depriving her disabled daughter of care.
After being arrested, Nelson’s bail was set at $350,000.