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Judge drops child endangerment charges against Storm Lake, Iowa mother

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A judge dismissed the child endangerment charges against 37-year-old Andrea Eades-Hogrefe. A judge dismissed the child endangerment charges against 37-year-old Andrea Eades-Hogrefe.
STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) -

Charges have been dropped against a Storm Lake, Iowa mother accused of child endangerment after police say one of her children fell into a campfire.

A judge dismissed the child endangerment charges against 37-year-old Andrea Eades-Hogrefe due to insufficient evidence.

Last week, Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton asked to dismiss the case against Eades-Hogrefe, who had pleaded not guilty to child endangerment.

Back in May, authorities initially said the mother left her four-year-old boy unsupervised for 10 minutes in their backyard, and he fell into the fire. He had to be pulled out by an older sibling. The child suffered second degree burns on his buttocks, hand, and forearm area.

Patton said he did not have sufficient evidence to convict Eades-Hogrefe.

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