Orange County woman accused of killing daughter indicted on murder charge

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Orange County woman accused of killing her daughter and lying to investigators was indicted on first-degree murder and child abuse charges on Wednesday.

Maryanne Schwartz was arrested in July after she claimed her 3-year-old was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the parking lot of her apartment complex.

A medical examiner ruled that Yeliani Schwartz Ojeda died from blunt-force trauma to the head, however, and the child’s death was ruled a homicide.

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