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Foster mom charged in 2011 death of 4-year-old girl

A Livingston County grand jury has indicted a former foster mother on two counts of murder in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl who was in her care.

29-year-old Heather Lamie was arrested at her Kankakee County home late Friday evening.

She's charged in the death of Kianna Russell. The girl died in May 2011 at a Peoria hospital, a day after an ambulance was called to the Cullom home where the girl lived with Heather Lamie and her husband, Joshua Lamie.

Livingston County State's Attorney Seth Uphoff said the death later was ruled a homicide. The death certificate lists blunt trauma and brain injuries as the cause of death.
Lamie also was charged with one count of endanger the life and health of a child.

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