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Mother indicted after death of teenage daughter

February 02, 2000

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A woman was indicted on a child neglect charge Wednesday for allegedly failing to get medical help for her daughter, who died from a drug overdose, according to court records.

Mona Kay Spanos, age and address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of child neglect resulting in and causing the death of a child, according to Jefferson County Circuit Court records.

The woman's daughter is identified as Tara Monique Spanos, 13.

Jesse Jones of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, who testified about the case to a Jefferson County grand jury, said Wednesday he could not comment.

The incident occurred last August, according to the indictment, which was handed down by the grand jury Wednesday afternoon.

No other details were available late Wednesday.

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