Four face charges in death of child

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Four women from Inglis are in custody, accused in the death of a child, according to a report by the State Attorney’s Office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Levy County.

Valerie Ann Davenport, 44; Julianne Elizabeth Goldsmith, 24; Elizabeth A. Rydbom, 23; and Kimberly Ann Alderman, 22, are facing aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old.

All four were arrested March 7 and are in the Levy County Jail. Bond for each of them is $500,000.

The quartet is accused in part of being negligent and failing to provide the necessary care and supervision to prevent the child from consuming a mix of non-prescribed medication.

The child died Oct. 21, 2012, and an investigation was launched by the Inglis Police Department on Oct. 22, according to lead investigator, Officer John Dowd.

Dowd said a full report on the details of the investigation will be available as soon as court proceedings get under way.