KEARNEY, Mo. – Missouri a woman whose two young children died after being found respond on July Fourth has been charged with attacking her husband in the hours before the children were found, according to police records.
Jenna Boedecker was charged Thursday with third-degree assault, armed criminal action and first-degree damage to property, all felonies, after a fight with her husband about the alleged infidelity, The Kansas City Star reported.
The researchers said Boedecker found her 2-year-old and newborn daughters are not responding Wednesday outside a house in a rural area east of Kearney, northeast of Kansas City. Paramedics tried to revive them, but the children were pronounced dead at the scene.
The police haven’t said how the girls died, but said that investigators determined that the deaths were not caused by water, road or firearms-related causes.
Investigators initially said foul play was not suspected. But on Thursday, the Clay County sheriff said that a team of police was asked to help with the case. No charges have been filed at the girls’ deaths.
When the authorities contacted Boedecker, the man about the girls death, he said that he and his wife argued late Tuesday about him cheating on her, according to court records, which indicates that the man only as “J. A. R.”
He told the researchers that when he started to leave, Boedecker threw a stone in the direction of his car and then rammed a Jeep Patriot, according to the court records. The man lived with his mother in nearby Kearney, when the police informed him of the girls’ deaths.
When you are prompted to Boedecker was a suspect in her daughters death, Clay County Deputy Jon Bazzano said: “The only thing I am comfortable saying is they are being accused of abuse. And it is still too early for me to have labels on anything when we try to determine exactly what happened.”
Bazzano said the probe remains a death investigation. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office said it could not release information because the investigation is ongoing.
Boedecker remains in prison on $ 75,000 s band and she has him not to have any contact with her husband. Her next court date is Monday.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com