Woman charged with first-degree murder of five-year-old child

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

KEMMERER (WNE) — Cheri Marler, 51, has been arrested after officers responded to her residence on Friday, Nov. 25, on a call regarding an unconscious five-year-old girl. 

Sergeant Jake Walker located the child wounded and unresponsive on a couch in the living room, according to a press release from the Kemmerer Police Department.

Walker rendered first aid and called for an ambulance. 

A criminal investigation then began after Marler allegedly told a story that did not align with the girl’s injuries. 

EMS crews arrived and “took over life-saving measures that had been started by Sergeant Walker,” according to the press release. 

The EMS personnel transported the child to South Lincoln Medical Center. After some time, she was airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. 

The girl succumbed to her injuries at approximately 9 a.m. on Nov. 26. 

“As a result of this and the investigation that occurred after the initial call,” the release reads, “Marler was arrested and charged with murder in the first degree, and aggravated child abuse.” 

The investigation is ongoing.


This story was published on Nov. 29, 2022.


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