09-21-10 Woman Arrested after Grand Jury Indictment for
Boise, Sept. 21, 2010 - Boise Police
have arrested a woman following a grand jury indictment charging
the woman with the murder of a 2 1/2 year old child. The woman is
accused of causing the child's death while he was in her care.
Arrested: Katherine L. Stanfield, 57,
Charge: 1st degree Murder
What Happened:Boise Police were called
to a Boise home at approx 3:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 to
assist Boise Firefighters and Ada County Paramedics with a 2 1/2
year old little boy who was reported to be unresponsive. Paramedics
rushed the child to the hospital where he later died. Due to the
nature of the child's injuries, detectives with the Boise Police
Special Victims unit investigated. Working closely with Ada County
Prosecutors, investigators developed evidence that when presented
to a Grand Jury this afternoon resulted in the indictment against
the suspect Stanfield.
Officers say Stanfield is well known to
the child's family. They say the suspect was providing homecare for
the child but the home is not a daycare business.
At this time, due to ongoing court
proceedings, Boise Police cannot release further details of this
case. Further information may be available through the