Caregiver charged in death of disabled 8-year-old

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Adaku A. Ukah.
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SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- Adaku Ukah, 39, has received additional charges in the death of an 8-year-old disabled boy in Skokie, police said.

The boy was hospitalized March 25 after sustaining severe burns while being placed in bath water, police said. The child later died as a result of the burns on April 20, and an autopsy ruled the death accidental.

Ukah was initially charged with criminal neglect of a disabled person by a caregiver on March 27 when the child was hospitalized. A grand jury indicted her Monday on additional charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the life of a child and reckless conduct.

Bond for Ukah was set at $25,000 and her next court date is May 11.

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