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September 20, 2012

UPDATED, 4:51 p.m.: Woman charged with attempting to murder child twice



According to a press release by the Centerville Police Department Thursday afternoon, the arrest comes from an investigation that began on Jan. 19, 2012.

According to Centerville Police Chief Tom Demry, the investigation began after the child told family members who had custody of the child in New York about the incident. The New York family reported the child's recount of the incident to their local police department. From there it was determined the incident occurred in Centerville, which led the Centerville Police Department to begin their investigation on the incident.

Kennedy-Maroney is currently being held in the Appanoose County Jail pending future court proceedings. Her bond was set by the Magistrate at $60,000 cash only.

The two attempted murder charges are each Class "B" felonies while the two child endangerment charges are aggravated misdemeanors. If convicted of all four charges, Kennedy-Maroney could face up to 54 years of imprisonment.

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