Amanda Roena Leonard-Hellum Wiki – Amanda Roena Leonard-Hellum Biography
Amanda Roena Leonard-Hellum, 39, was sentenced by the Polk County District Court judge June 4 for felony neglect of a dependent person.
Amanda Roena Leonard-Hellum Age
She is 39 years old
Amanda Roena Leonard-Hellum Charged
Leonard-Hellum was initially charged with child endangerment resulting in death, but through a plea agreement made with prosecutors in April, the charge was later reduced.
Leonard-Hellum pleaded guilty to a lesser neglect charge.
According to authorities, Leonard-Hellum was driving from Waterloo to Des Moines to visit her boyfriend when the incident occurred.
The Associated Press reported that the toddler died after swallowing medication while riding in Leonard-Hellum’s car.
Who is Assaulted child Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum?
The child is identified in obituary records as Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum.
Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Death
Leonard-Hellum was reportedly “In the final stages of adopting the 2-year-old boy in June when he ingested her prescription medication while at the Park Winds apartment complex where she was visiting her boyfriend,” according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Des Moines police said Leonard-Hallum arrived at the apartment with another child around 6 p.m. on June 26 when she discovered Maximus had taken the pills.
Authorities allege Leonard-Hallum knew that Maximus had access to the medications and that she failed to seek immediate medical attention for the boy once she knew he had taken the pills.
Maximus was found dead in Leonard-Hallum’s boyfriend’s apartment by police the morning of June 27.
Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Death Cause
Toxicology reports showed the child had died of an overdose overnight caused by ingesting the various medications.