Jury Selected in Neglect Death Case, Mom Also Arrested
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Apr 3 2014 11:02AM
While a jury was selected Tuesday in the case against a Marion man accused of neglect resulting in the death of a toddler, the child’s mother has been arrested on similar charges surrounding her daughter’s death.
Testimony begins today in Grant County Superior Court 2 the trial of Donald Riddle, who is accused of failing to seek medical assistance for a child in his care. Riddle was watching 2-year-old Arianna Carmack when she sustained severe burns and died on February 13th of last year.
Prior to the jury being selected, Carmack’s mother, 26-year-old Wanetta “Marie” Lloyd was arrested on the same charges. The two also face drug-related charges, including dealing in marijuana.
Lloyd remains held in the Grant County Jail with a preliminary court hearing set for April 28th.