Woman charged after car sinks in Kansas river with two children

August 06, 2018 - 5:14 pm
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A Missouri woman has been charged with first-degree murder after she allegedly drove into the Kansas River, drowning her 5-year-old daughter.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson on Monday charged 26-year-old Scharron Renea Dingledine, of Columbia, in the death of her daughter. Dingledine is also charged with attempted first-degree murder stemming from critical injuries to her 1-year-old son, who remains hospitalized.

Dingledine's bond was set at $1 million.

Police say the children were in a vehicle that sank Friday afternoon in the river in downtown Lawrence. The toddler and the mother were rescued. The 5-year-old's body was recovered from the river on Saturday.

Dingledine and her two children were the only people in the car. She is currently being held at Douglas County Jail.

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