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WOMAN IN JAIL IN BEATING DEATH OF TOT

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An 18-year-old woman remained in jail Saturday after being charged with involuntary manslaughter for the beating death of her 2-year-old daughter for wetting her pants.

Angela Washington of suburban Ferguson in St. Louis County was held under $100,000 bond.Her daughter, Jessica Young, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at Metropolitan Medical Center, where she was taken after she began to vomit.

Authorities said the beatings began on April 13.

"Over a period of time, the mother would beat her daughter for wetting her pants," said Lt. Ed Robertson of the Ferguson Police Department.

Robertson sought the manslaughter warrant Friday after studying the case for two days.