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Case dropped against Eudora woman accused in day care death


January 6, 2023

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County District Attorney's office has decided to drop prosecution of a woman who was accused of killing a 9-month-old boy in 2016 at a Eudora day care where she worked.

District Attorney Suzanne Valdez announced Wednesday a new report from a forensic pathologist found Oliver Ortiz had a congenital heart defect and other pre-existing conditions that led to his death on Sept. 29, 2016, at Kids Group Daycare in Eudora.

Buchhorn, 48, has always maintained that she did not hurt the child, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

She was convicted of second-degree...

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