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Mother and grandmother charged in 18-month-olds death

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MARSHALLTOWN (KWWL) -

A mother and grandmother were arrested on Monday, charged in the death of an 18-month-old girl.

Destiny Hernandez died August 18 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.

According to a police report, Destiny's mother, 23-year-old Kristen Hernandez is charged with two felony counts of neglect of a dependent person and two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.

The child's grandmother, 39-year-old Ruth Sharer also faces two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.

The charges were filed after the results of the autopsy were in.

Details on how the child died were not mentioned.

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