Iowa day care provider is charged with murder in girl's death

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Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A northwest Iowa day care provider on Thursday was charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl she was watching in late October.

Rochelle Sapp, 33, was arrested Thursday morning after an autopsy and other test results confirmed that the girl, Autumn Elgersma, died of a blunt-force head injury and her death was ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner, Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister said.

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