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West Toledo woman indicted in 5-year-old grandson's death

Grandma confessed to hitting the boy and not calling for help until next day. She originally told police the 5-year-old fell off the bed.

TOLEDO, Ohio — A west Toledo grandmother was indicted on eight charges, including aggravated murder and tampering with evidence, after her 5-year-old grandson died in her care.

According to court documents, a murder charge was added against Yisenya Flores, 45, on Saturday.

Documents state that Flores hit the child late Wednesday night, but did not call 911 until after 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Officers said that when they responded to two 911 calls, they were told there was an unconscious child who fell off a bed.

According to the autopsy report, 5-year-old Anjuan M. Hare III died of multiple blunt force injuries. Coroner Diana Scala-Barnett also said there was evidence of battered child syndrome, meaning she saw signs of repetitive abuse and older healing injuries. 

Toledo Fire responded and treated the child, but he later died at the Toledo Hospital ER at 7:49 p.m. on Thursday. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Doctors told police the child's injuries were not consistent with a fall off of a bed.

After interviewing Flores, police said she admitted to hitting the child and said he was lethargic, semi-unresponsive and unable to get up from the floor, yet she still didn't call 911 until the next evening.

Flores is being held on a $500,000 bond.

It is unclear when she will next appear in court.

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