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Lisa Jo Vanderlinden, a Duchesne County nurse, has been charged with murdering her foster child.
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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.


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