Mother Charged with Murdering Child

NEWPORT - A woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of her daughter, last month.

24-year-old Leanna Norris was taken into custody Wednesday morning from a Rockport medical facility where she was receiving treatment.

She's accused of murdering her 2 and half year old daughter Loh Grenda on the evening of June 23rd.

The toddler's body was found inside her mother's car in Stetson, and the Medical Examiner's office has ruled her death a homicide.

Norris is being held at the Penobscot County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

The cause of the 2 year old's death has not been released.


Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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