Sunday, September 27, 2020

Mother kills disabled daughter, silences her medical device alarm while stepdad is away fishing

A Minnesota mom has been slapped with a murder charge after she turned off the alarm on her severely disabled daughter’s oxygen-monitoring device and allowed the poor child to die, the Star Tribune reports.



Paynesville resident Elise C. Nelson, 35, was hauled into Stearns County District Court on Wednesday.

There the allegedly alarm-silencing mom of the disabled daughter was charged with second-degree intentional murder.


Elise C Nelson, 35, was arrested following her daughter's death.




Kylie Larson experienced oxygen loss during childbirth.

The mom was also charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with her disabled daughter’s alarm-free death in June.



The child, 13-year-old Kylie Larson, had medical problems including chronic respiratory failure and severe developmental delay from a loss of oxygen at birth, the criminal complaint read.

The autopsy results were considerably damning where the mom’s responsibility and her alleged silencing of the alarm are concerned. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office attributed her disabled daughter’s death to complications during birth, but also said that Nelson “deprived care resulting in death.

Nelson is stuck in jail in lieu of a $350,000 bail as she awaits an October 8 hearing.



The mom could have plenty of cash on hand to mount a legal defense as she stands accused of silencing the alarm and allowing her disabled daughter to perish. In 2008, Nelson and her husband filed a $23.2 million medical malpractice suit against the Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Rice Memorial Hospital in connection with the birth complications. In the end, the case was settled for an undisclosed amount.

That didn’t change the fact that the mom was living with a severely disabled daughter, and may very well have tampered with the oxygen-monitor alarm to allow her to die.



According to The U.S. Sun, Kyle wore a pulse oximeter that monitored her oxygen levels and pulse rate. If either got too low, an alarm would sound. The device also keeps records of its use — data that would be used against the allegedly meddling mom.

The teenager required 24-hour care as a result of experiencing oxygen loss during childbirth.

According to court documents, while the mom’s husband and other children were not at home, she silenced her daughter’s alarm twice and then continued doing so for the duration of the fateful period that spanned June 18 to 21.

Finally, the allegedly resolutely homicidal mom silenced her disabled daughter’s device entirely — alarm, monitoring and all.



The child last had a pulse at 6:43am the day she perished. Six hours later, her mother dialed 911.

According to People, the family posted an online obituary of Kylie, whom they called “a gift from God.”

“Kylie enjoyed being outside and moving around, whether it be spinning around in her chair, going for walks with friends and family, or traveling to new places. She loved spending time with her family and going for boat rides,” her obituary read. “Her fellow schoolmates looked forward to pushing her around in the halls and laughing with her. You saw her sweet soul and smile in her eyes.”



The allegedly murderous mom’s disabled daughter suffered from cerebral palsy, developmental delay and respiratory failure due to being deprived of oxygen at birth.

First responders who rushed to the scene when Nelson reported Kylie was unresponsive found her on the living room floor, The Daily Beast reports.

She was reported dead soon after.

After the cops questioned her, the mom alarmingly claimed that her disabled daughter’s oxygen levels dropped to 86 before she flatlined.



Although Nelson told law enforcement she had been doing CPR for an hour, officers at the scene said she didn’t look as though she had exerted herself.