Woman jailed, charged with killing 3-year-old Warren boy

Warren police said the charges are related to the death of Amari Allen, who was taken to the hospital with head injuries

Lynette Talley
WARREN: Arrested June 26 - Lynette Talley, 64, charged with murder, felonious assault, and endangering children

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A suspect is in the Trumbull County Jail, accused of killing a young Warren boy.

Lynette Talley, 64, is charged with murder, felonious assault, and endangering children.

Warren detectives said the charges are related to the death of 3-year-old Amari Allen, who died at Akron Children’s Hospital on May 8. 

Staff at the hospital believed that Allen’s injuries weren’t accidental, according to a call for service report.

Talley, who was Allen’s legal guardian, told police she believed he was choking and went to grab food out of his mouth when he fell back, hitting the counter and floor.

But hospital staff told investigators the type of trauma he suffered did not match her story.

Talley was arrested Monday after a grand jury indicted her on the charges.

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