Prosecutors claim Walden was using “illegal substances either at the time of or within close proximity to the time of her caring for her child, and passed out and/or fell asleep on top of the infant suffocating the infant,” according to court documents.
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A Butler County grand jury in early March indicted Walden for a pair of felony charges, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. Days after the indictment, Pater set her bond at $50,000 at an arraignment hearing.
In addition to the two charges in Butler County, Walden also faces a felony charge of aggravated possession of drugs out of Hamilton County. On Dec. 15, 2018, she was arrested for possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop, according to court records.
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