Woman arrested for abuse, death of 3-year-old girl

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PEORIA - A mother is behind bars and a three-year-old child is dead.

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Woman arrested for 3-year-old's death - A woman was taken into custody months after she allegedly beat a 3-year-old girl who died at the hospital.

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According to Peoria police Ayrin Vick, 27, was home with her ten-month-old child and boyfriend's three-year old niece on April 7 when a call to 911 was made.

Officers arrived and began CPR on the child, but she later died at the hospital.

The child had injuries which were suspicious in nature so the Peoria Police Department's Special Victims Unit was called out and took over the investigation.

The investigation revealed the death was caused by internal injuries from blunt force trauma.

Vick claimed the child had walked into the bathroom before collapsing, but medical doctors said if the little girl had received medical attention sooner the child's life might have been saved.

Police took Vick into custody Wednesday morning at approximately 8:30am at her apartment. She was booked into 4th Avenue jail and is facing one count each of child abuse and 2nd degree murder.