Mother charged in death of four-year-old

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis homicide investigators have charged a woman with murder in the death of her four-year-old daughter.

An ambulance was called to an apartment complex Monday morning.

Police say by the time Kennia Pratcher arrived at the hospital, she was dead. A medical examination showed the child was beaten and drowned.

Authorities late yesterday charged Sherri Sims with murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse.

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