Illinois mom arrested after the death of teen daughter following diabetes' complications

24 days ago

An Illinois mom has been charged after she allegedly hide her daughter's diabetes and never filled her insulin prescriptions.

Amber Hampshire turned herself in to police after her 14-year-old daughter's death that occurred last month.

The 39-year-old mother knew about her daughter's disease since 2013 and kept her situation a secret, according to prosecutors. But when the teen was hospitalized in February for Pneumonia, she was also treated for her diabetes and was given multiple follow-up appointments to manage her illness, but never showed again.

Months later, emergency responders were called to the girl's home after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She died two days later after being airlifted to a St. Louis hospital from complications related to diabetic ketoacidosis.