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Mom arrested in 4-year-old's death


Last updated 7/19/2022 at 2:38pm

Emma Staton

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 4-year-old daughter in a case related to fentanyl use.

Detectives with the Fountain Police Department (FPD) identified Emma Staton as the suspect in the death of Staton's daughter, Acelynn Staton-Contreras. Staton was arrested and charged with: Child Abuse Resulting in Death (Felony), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office will determine the cause and/or manner of death, but the coroner's office said that will take six to eight...

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