Bolivar Woman Faces Second-Degree Murder Charge After Son Dies

Danielle Christine Baker

BOLIVAR, Mo. – A Bolivar woman is facing a second-degree murder charge – among five felonies – after her 15-year-old son was found dead on March 20, the Bolivar Herald-Free Press reports.

According to online court records, Danielle Christine Baker, 41, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution, possession of a controlled substance and stealing a controlled substance. She was arrested Thursday. 

Baker’s bond was set at $150,000. A case review has been scheduled for March 28 at 11:30 a.m.

At publication time, no attorney was listed for Baker, according to online court records. 

According to the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, investigators found a bottle of liquid morphine not prescribed to any household members and tracked the morphine to Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, where Baker worked. The Bolivar Herald-Free Press reported the hospital suspended Baker. Detectives are waiting on autopsy results and a toxicology report, the Bolivar Herald-Free Press reported. 

Read the original story on the Bolivar Herald-Free Press’ website

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