Nurse Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old Foster Child
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A nurse was charged Wednesday with murdering her 2-year-old foster son, whom investigators said she did not want to adopt.
Police said 41-year-old Lisa Jo Vanderlinden, of Duchesne County, told them the boy was difficult and challenging.
The other children in the house told investigators in August they heard a loud noise when Vanderlinden was taking care of the 2-year-old. The child died the next day.
A pediatrician told police the injuries were caused by blunt-force trauma.