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Milton-Freewater Mother Face Murder By Abuse Charges After Two Year Old Son Died

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UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon - A young mother from Milton Freewater, Oregon is facing charges for the death of her two year old son.

Sunday night 26-year-old Loretta Maxine Polanco was taken into custody for the death of her two year old son, Lucas Isaac Polanco.

Polanco was arrested for murder by abuse, felony murder, manslaughter in the first degree and other related charges.

The Umatilla County District Attorney reports that the child was flown to a hospital in Portland.

Lucas Polanco reportedly died as a result of injuries that happened on Saturday at a home in Milton-Freewater.

The mother was with the child on the flight to Portland but was then arrested at the hospital and transported back to Umatilla County.

Authorities from the Umatilla County Courts said Polanco made a court appearance Monday afternoon but no plea was entered.

Her next hearing is set for January 12th.

Monday night Polanco was in the Umatilla County Jail.

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