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UPDATE: Door County Mother Charged with Daughter's Death

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

A Door County woman is now charged with the death of her eight-month-old daughter.

Melissa Martinez, 33, faces charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and neglecting a child with the consequence being death. Martinez was arrested in October after authorities found her daughter unresponsive in a running vehicle outside Martinez’s home.

According to WLUK-TV, police believe the child had been in the vehicle for several hours. According to the criminal complaint, the child had a temperature of 107.9 degrees.

A blood alcohol test showed Martinez had a BAC of .237, nearly three times the legal limit for driving.

Martinez is being held in the Door County Jail on a $25,000 bond. She’ll return to court November 17.

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