Laval police arrest mother of 7-year-old girl found dead earlier this month

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Laval police have confirmed they have arrested the mother of the seven-year-old girl who died in Laval earlier this month.

The woman, in her mid-30s, was arrested just before 7 a.m. Friday, a police spokesperson said.

The woman is expected to make a court appearance by video-conference this afternoon to face charges of assault and criminal negligence causing death.

According to Radio-Canada, the child was found Jan. 3 with bruises and burns on her body.

First responders performed CPR on the child, but she was later pronounced dead at Sacré-Coeur hospital in Montreal.

An autopsy was ordered, but results have not been made public.

Ambulance workers who responded to the call were offered peer support from colleagues trained to help those suffering from shock.