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Jury Trial Set to Begin for Woman from Springfield in Death of a Child

A woman from Springfield accused of neglecting a child, leading to the baby’s death, will soon go on trial.

49-year-old Deborah Lundstrom was arrested in March of 2022 after an eight-month-old suffocated in her care at a home on North Washington.

Investigators say Lundstrom admitted to leaving nine children unattended for over 10 minutes to make a pickup at Hillcrest High School.

During that time, the infant was restrained in a car seat and reportedly suffocated, likely do to the chest clip.

Lundstrom is charged with:

  • Operating a child care facility without a license
  • Eight counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child
  • One count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child resulting in death
  • One count of first-degree manslaughter

Her trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday.