Update: Woman Dismissed of Charges in Toddler's Death

By: 1011 News Email
By: 1011 News Email

CUSTER COUNTY, Neb.-- One of the two women charged in the death of Broken Bow toddler, Noah Pryce had her case dismissed by the prosecutor.

Diane Hill was charged with second degree child abuse resulting in death along with Brittney Pryce in the November death of Noah Pryce. Hill's case was dismissed on July 2.

Pryce's second-degree murder charge was dropped. She is currently only charged with child abuse of the second degree.

The Custer County Attorney wasn't available for comment on Monday.

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, the Nebraska State Patrol says Pryce was taken by ambulance to Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

At that time doctors notified the Broken Bow Police were of a suspicious head injury sustained by the toddler.

After being transferred by medical helicopter first to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and then to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NSP says Noah Pryce died of his injuries.

On November 24, NSP became the lead agency in the continuing investigation into the death of Pryce. Troopers say the investigation showed the toddler suffered a life threatening injury on Sunday, November 17, while in the care of Brittney Pryce and Diane Hill.

Troopers say Pryce and her husband Richard Pryce were the guardians of Noah Pryce, who was a ward of the State of Nebraska. The investigation concluded the injuries suffered by the toddler occurred at the Pryce home, 1338 South E Street, in Broken Bow.

Pryce and Hill were taken into custody on March 25, 2014.


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