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Babysitter indicted for murder in baby's death

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 09:25:02-04

A babysitter has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the death of a toddler in Lorain last December.

According to police, a Lorain County grand jury returned indictments against 30-year-old Summer Shalodi on charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, tampering with evidence and corrupting another with drugs.

Shalodi was originally only charged with child endangering and tampering with evidence.

The 18-month-old child was found dead after police were dispatched to Driftwood Drive on Dec. 13 for a report of a child who was not breathing. When officers arrived, they found the baby girl motionless next to a bed on the second floor. Officers administered CPR while they waited for Life Care but she appeared to be cold to the touch, police said. She was pronounced dead by EMS minutes later.

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Authorities said she had been dead for several hours when emergency crws arrived.

Shalodi told police she had been babysitting the child since the day before but noticed something was wrong when the child stopped moving. She said she attempted to perform CPR but wasn't sure how so she called 911.

Listen to a portion of the 911 call in the video player below: