A Louisville couple faces felony child abuse charges after one of their twin infant girls died and the other had to be placed with a relative.
Samantha Krutina and her sister, Charlotte, were born premature about a year ago to 20-year-old Kassandra Krutina and 23-year-old David Krutina. Both weighed about two-and-a-half pounds.The Cass County Sheriff’s Office filed charges against the couple after Samantha, at six-months-old, was brought unresponsive to an Omaha hospital. She died shortly thereafter. An autopsy listed the cause of death as septic bacterial infection. Charlotte weighed slightly more than her sister and gained weight under the hospital’s care. She has been placed with a relative.
The Krutinas have other children, ages five and one-and-a-half.
Charges of child abuse resulting in death and child abuse negligently causing serious bodily injury have been filed against the couple.