A Gower, Mo., woman is facing a pair of felony child endangerment charges after the death of one of her twin sons earlier this year
Emily Huntsman has been charged with two counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child. One count is a Class D felony, while the other – resulting in the death of a child – is a Class A felony.
Earlier this year, Dillon Ray Livingston, the father of the twins, was charged with second degree murder and two counts of child abuse after authorities alleged the Gower man had forcefully mishandled the children, leading to fatal injuries to one of the twins in February 2021. Livingston has pled not guilty in the case.
According to the probable cause statement, authorities allege that Huntsman said she first noticed bruising on one of the children in November 2020 after they had been in the care of Livingston, and noticed bruising to each child once thereafter. Authorities allege that, though Huntsman confronted Livingston about the bruises, she did not seek medical attention for the children and ignored the risk of further injury, making her criminally liable.
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