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Tahlequah Woman Charged in Child's Death

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A woman has been charged with first degree murder from a November incident involving the death of child reportedly strangled or suffocated.

Jeri Sanders, the child's mother, was the woman charged.

Officers with the Tahlequah Police Department received word of crime and were called to the Stepping Stone Rooming House on East Chickasaw Street. At the scene emergency responders discovered a small child who they believed had died due to "suspicious circumstances."

According to a statement from TPD, homicide detectives were called on scene and made the move to arrest the parents on suspicion of murder. Police Chief King stated that an initial investigation has determined the child was either strangled or suffocated.

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