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.