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UPDATE: Woman charged with the death of a toddler in Pulaski

UPDATE (5/25/18) - Amber Renee Lucas has been charged in connection to the death of a toddler in Pulaski. She is the parent or guardian of the child who died in February. 

She was indicted by a Grand Jury on May 22 on charges of felony murder and child abuse resulting in a death. 

Lucas was arrested on May 23 in Giles County and is being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond. 

She is expected to be back in court on August 20. 


The Pulaski Police Department is investigating the death of a toddler.  

Crews were called to the Meadowview Apartments on February 25 at about 4 a.m. for a toddler in cardiac arrest.  

The child's body was taken to the medical examiner's office to determine a cause of death.  

No other information will be released in this case until those results are in.  

Here is the press release: 

On 2/25/2018, at approximately 4AM, the Pulaski Police Department responded to Meadowview Apartments in reference to a toddler in cardiac arrest. Officers and EMS attempted to revive the child without success. The child was sent to the medical examiner. The investigation is still in preliminary stages and no further information will be released until definitive results are obtained.

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