3-year-old girl dies after suspected abuse, mother arrested


A 3-year-old girl has died after after suffering injuries from suspected abuse.

Liberal police said the child died Wednesday. She had remained hospitalized in Wichita since October 29.

Liberal Police Captain Robert Rogers said the girl was taken to Southwest Medical Center on October 28 after officers responded to a call reporting the child abuse.  She was airlifted to Wichita.

The girl’s mother, identified as Soila Cheley-Hernandez, has been arrested for suspicion of child abuse and attempted first-degree murder. She remains in custody.

An amended affidavit has been forwarded to the Seward County Attorney’s Office seeking charges of first-degree murder and child abuse. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing. 

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