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Mother Of Fatally Beaten Toddler Facing Neglect Charges

Last updated on Monday, July 25, 2011

(CROWN POINT, IN) - The mother of a fatally beaten toddler faces neglect charges, nearly one year after the cousin she left her child with was convicted of murder.

Prosecutors charged 29-year-old Melissa Swiontek of Portage in the June 2009 death of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

20-year-old Engelica Castillo of Hobart was sentenced last September to life without parole in her death.

Court documents state Swiontek knew Castillo and Castillo's boyfriend, Tim Tkachik, dealt drugs.

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