Warren mother indicted for using insulin to cause 6-year-old daughter to overdose

Alleged overdose dscovered by Rainbow Hospital
Posted at 11:18 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 08:16:58-04

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office has now moved forward in issuing a five-count indictment to a Warren mother who allegedly gave her 6-year-old daughter a dangerous overdose of insulin.

Assistant Prosecutor Andy Santoli told News 5 Young, 22, allegedly issued the hazardous overdose willfully to her child, while her daughter was a diabetes patient at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital back in March.

"A parent knowingly causing physical harm, causing physical serious harm to the child to their own child is absolutely abhorring," he said. "At this time we don't know what motivation Miss Young had in doing this to her own child."

Santoli said Young is facing a felony charge of child endangering and four other counts and could face up to eight years in jail if convicted. 

But Young's Grandmother, Robin Dillon, told News 5 the entire case is nothing but a mistake.

Dillon said Young's daughter was already having dosage issues when they brought the child to Rainbow Hospital.

"She'd never, never, never injure one of her children," Dillon said. "I'm the one who told her to take this child to the hospital.  I'm the one that told her to take the insulin bottle with her and show them how much of it had been used.  And the next thing I know she's being accused."

Prosecutors said Young is out on a $50,000 bond and will make her first court appearance May 17.

Young's daughter is in the temporary custody of her ex-husband.