Mom ‘killed daughter, 7, after faking girl’s terminal illness to get thousands in donations for bucket list’
A "MONSTER" mom was accused of killing her daughter after faking the young girl’s terminal illness to obtain thousands in donations for her final-wishes bucket list.
Kelly Turner pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday to the 2017 death of her seven-year-old daughter Olivia Gant, CBS4 reported.
The 41-year-old mom faces charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, charitable fraud, theft, attempted influence of a public servant and forgery, according to the news outlet.
Turner's three-week trial is set to begin on May 3, 2021, in Denver, Colorado.
She currently remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.
Her daughter passed away in 2017 – just weeks after Turner stopped medical care and nourishment for Gant.
Turner had claimed that her daughter's quality of life was below par, however, some doctors were reluctant to believe Gant was gravely ill.
According to the Denver Post, one physician was allegedly pushed to sign a "do not resuscitate" order.
The indictment ultimately states that Turner faked her daughter's sickness.
Investigators said Turner's daughter was admitted into Children’s Hospital Colorado in the month leading up to her death.
Gant died in August 2017 under hospice care.
Her death certificate revealed she died from chronic intestinal failure, seizure disorder, and autism.
Turner was indicted on murder in 2019 after doctors questioned the daughter's "medical problems" in addition to Gant's illness.
Gant's body was later dug up from her grave – leading to a second autopsy which found her death to be undetermined.
Meanwhile, Turner reportedly mentioned Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) to investigators, however, she denied she had the mental health illness.
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